Lipids are molecules that are soluble in nonpolar compounds, like alcohol, but not soluble in water. Lipids are an important part of cell membranes and play a vital role in storing energy. More »

Lipids dissolve in non-polar solvents such as chloroform, benzene and diethyl ether. They do not dissolve in polar solvents such as water. The only exceptions to this rule are the phospholipids, which will partially diss... More »

Lipids are a diverse group of biological compounds, but they share the general property of being at least partially not water soluble and are composed of a series of hydrocarbon chains, ending with groups of bonded hydro... More »

The four main sources of organic compounds are proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and nucleic acids. Organic compounds are molecules that are built on carbon, and they are the main chemical component of living organisms. More » Science Chemistry Organic Chemistry

Examples of organic compounds include lipids, proteins, carbohydrates and nucleic acids. An organic compound is any compound containing one or more atoms of carbon covalently bonded to other elements or atoms. In such ca... More » Science Chemistry Organic Chemistry

The four types of macromolecules, or very large molecules, are nucleic acids, proteins, lipids and carbohydrates. All are biological polymers, except for lipids that, according to the University of New Mexico, are not co... More » Science Chemistry Organic Chemistry

An enzyme is in the class of organic compounds or molecules known as proteins or polypeptides. Enzymes play a role in reactions at the cellular level. More »