Fats are lipids composed of two parts; the first part is a fatty acid tail, and the second part is a glycerol molecule. The fatty acid tails are bonded to the glycerol molecule by a condensation reaction between the OH group on both the fatty acid tail and the glycerol. 61 more words
Waxes are large fatty acid chains attached to alcohols or carbon rings.
They are hydrophobic and extremely non-polar.
Waxes are used mostly as protection on plants or as protection on a birds feathers. 7 more words