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Triacylglycerol and Glycerophospholipid Properties

BIOCHM-HYBTBR

What is the primary difference between a triacylglycerol (TAG) and a phospholipid?

A

A TAG must have all saturated fatty acid residues while a phospholipid can have saturated or unsaturated residues.

B

A TAG can have saturated or unsaturated fatty acid residues while a phospholipid must have all saturated residues.

C

A TAG is amphipathic while a phospholipid is polar.

D

A TAG is polar while a phospholipid is amphipathic.

E

A TAG is nonpolar while a phospholipid is polar.