Lipids are classified as one of the three important types of biomolecules to know (the other two, amino acids and carbohydrates, are already in our archives). Join us as we review the different types of lipids, from structural to energy storage to signal. You will learn how to recognize key lipids, as well as apply them in biochemical, cellular and orgo settings.

At a glance


Essential skills

  • Recognize common structures in the 3 major classes of lipids

  • Understand lipid reactions within the framework of basic organic chemistry


Knowledge Fundamentals

  • 3 major classes of lipid: energy, structural, signal

  • Connect structural lipid principles to biological membranes

  • Connect signal lipid principles to biological hormones


On the MCAT

  • Out of all the biomolecules, lipids are the lowest yield. But, they are difficult because they can appear unexpectedly within the context of cell biology, orgo, and metabolism


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