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Unformatted text preview: generally liquid at room temperature and are called oils oils • triglycerides rich in saturated fatty acids are generally semisolids or solids at room temperature and are called fats fats 2 Fatty Acids Fatty Acids • the four most abundant fatty acids COOH COOH COOH COOH Stearic acid (18:0) (mp 70°C) Oleic acid (18:1) (mp 16°C) Linoleic acid (18:2) (mp-5°C) Linolenic acid (18:3) (mp -11°C) Fatty Acids Fatty Acids • carbon chains of saturated fatty acids exist largely in the staggered, anti-conformation • because of their high degree of order, they pack together well and are held together by dispersion forces • as a result both saturated fatty acids and triglycerides derived from them are solids at room temperature...
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2010 for the course CHM 265 taught by Professor Savinov during the Fall '10 term at Purdue.
- Fall '10
- Organic chemistry