Why are lipids not considered polymers?Watch
- Lipids are not made up of monomers, thus cannot join to make polymers (but I dont understand why they are not made up of polymers my only explanation would be is that glycerol and fatty acids are very different from each other and are not big
- The small molecules in lipids are not very different from each other, for a polymer to form the molecules need to be similar
Theres something about repeating units too?
This is not the reason. Although the repeating units in macromolecules like DNA and polypeptides have variable groups, they are still made of repeating units (nucleotides and amino acids respectively) and are therefore considered polymers.