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Refer to the structure of cholesterol for each of the following questions:

a. What part of cholesterol is the steroid nucleus?
b. What features have been added to the steroid nucleus in cholesterol?
c. What classifies cholesterol as a sterol?

Why is cholesterol in the lipid family?

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a.   The four fused rings form the steroid nucleus.
b.   The cholesterol molecule contains a hydroxyl group (—OH) on the first ring, one double bond in the second ring, methyl groups (—CH3) at carbons 10 and 13, and a branched carbon chain.
c.   The hydroxyl group determines the sterol classification.



Cholesterol is not soluble in water; it is classified with the lipid family.
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