Hot Student Stories

Which best describes the structure of a phospholipid? a glycerol molecule between two fatty acid chains a lipid molecule with a polar head and a tail a phosphate molecule joined to a fatty acid a nonpolar molecule attached to a fatty acid

Eric Morgan

in Biology

1 answer
1 view

1 answer

Deborah Edwards on March 1, 2019

Phospholipids are composed of a glycerol molecule and trailer of fatty acid chains. The phospholipid is an amphiphatic molecule having a hydrophobic tail and hydrophilic head. The fatty acids chains are released and non-polar, while the phosphate head is polar and negatively charged. The phospholipid molecules forms micelles when placed in water.Therefore, the correct answer is "a molecule of glycerol between two fatty acid chains'.

Add you answer