What are Glycerides? Neutral glycerides vs Phosphoglyceride

 Glycerides are Glycerol containing lipids

Glycerides can be classified into

1. Neutral glycerides and

2. Phosphoglyceride

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What are Glycerides

What are neutral glycerides?

1. Neutral glycerides are nonionic and non-polar. They are electrically neutral; therefore called as neutral glycerides.

Example: Triglycerides (fats)

Fats are the most abundant lipid, made up of two types of smaller molecules: glycerol and fatty acids

Glycerol is a 3-C alcohol with a hydroxyl group attached to each carbon

A fatty acid consists of a carboxyl group attached to a long carbon skeleton

In a fat, 3 fatty acids are joined to 1 glycerol by ester linkage, forming triacylglycerol, or triglyceride.

Fats are solid at room temperature whereas oils are liquid at room temperature.

fatty acid