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Determining if Molecules are Lipids

Are the following two molecule lipids? Explain your reasoning. If the molecule is a lipid, identify the "head" and "tail" section(s).

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Molecule A is NOT a lipid. It is an unsaturated fatty acid. It is easily recognized by a long chain of C atoms that ends with COOH (carboxylic) ...

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The solution helps determine if a molecule is a lipid or not using careful reasoning and attached diagrams.