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1

What is a fat?

A lipid which is solid at room temperature

2

What is an oil?

A lipid which is liquid at room temperature

3

Lipids provide a concentrated source of what?

Energy

4

What three elements are lipids made up off?

Carbon
Oxygen
Hydrogen

5

Do lipids have a fixed ratio?

NO

6

Lipids are arranged into two structures, name these structures.

Glycerol
Fatty acids

7

How is a lipid made?

When three fatty acids combine with one glycerol to form a triglyceride with a water (H20) released at each join i.e. 3H20 is released