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Properties of Lipids: Role of Natural Products—ChemTopic™ Lab Activity

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Fats and oils, waxes and cholesterol, steroid hormones and Vitamins A and D are natural biological compounds called lipids. With the Properties of Lipids: Role of Natural Products—ChemTopic™ Lab Activity, identify and classify lipids and examine their properties; study the solubility of lipids with a Sudan III test, detect the presence of unsaturation in oils by mixing them with bromine water, and determine the amount of “peanut oil” in peanuts through extraction with hexane.

Concepts

  • Lipids
  • Triglycerides
  • Saturated vs. Unsaturated
  • Polar and Nonpolar Compounds
  • Fats and Oils
  • Extraction