What are lipids?
The word lipid probably makes you think of butter, olive oil, margarine or lard. We usually refer to lipids simply as fats and oils. However, the lipid family includes more than that; it includes triglycerides, phospholipids, and sterols. Although their structures and functions differ, they all contain carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen and none of them dissolve in water. However, they all dissolve in organic solvents, such as chloroform, benzene, and ether….