General Features of Fatty Acid Structure

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General Features of Fatty Acid Structure The elements of fatty acid structure are quite simple. There are two essential features: 1. A long hydrocarbon chain The chain length ranges from 4 to 30 carbons; 12-24 is most common. The chain is typically
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Unformatted text preview: linear, and usually contains an even number of carbons. 2. A carboxylic acid group The many fatty acids which occur naturally arise primarily through variation of chain length and degree of saturation....
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