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Which of the following is true in lipid terminology?

 # Which of the following is true in lipid terminology?
A. Fatty acids do not possess a terminal carboxyl group that provides polarity to the molecule
B. Fatty acids are straight chained compounds containing an even number of hydrocarbons
C. Fatty acids are not amphipathic
D. Fatty acids are found only in adult body



The correct answer is B.  Fatty acids are straight chained compounds containing an even number of hydrocarbons.

 Fatty acids are straight chained compounds containing an even number of hydrocarbons. They possess a terminal carboxy group that provides polarity to the molecule. Because of this characteristic, fatty acids are amphipathic.

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