Molecular Structure of Fat
This tutorial describes the various forms of “fat” — from a tissue, to a cell type, to a class of molecules.
Animals use fat, or adipose, tissue for energy storage and insulation. Fat tissue contains fat cells, or adipocytes, which are specialized for storing molecules of fat. Fat molecules have a wide variety of structures and functions. In this Click & Learn, students learn about these different structures and how they relate to one another.
cholesterol, fatty acid, glycerol, lipid, omega-3 fatty acid, phospholipid, saturated fat, trans fat, triglyceride, unsaturated fat
AP Biology (2019)
ENE-1.A, ENE-1.O, SYI-1.B
IB Biology (2016)
Vision and Change (2009)