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Unformatted text preview: while the oleic acid molecule is angled. Which of the following statements is true? (a) The angled shape of oleic acid molecules makes it more difficult to pack the molecules closer together. The attractive interaction becomes weaker. Therefore, the melting point is lower. (b) The straight shape of elaidic acid molecules makes it easy to pack them in an orderly arrangement as in a crystalline solid. Mild thermal excitation can disturb this orderly arrangement, turning it into a liquid. Therefore, the melting point of elaidic acid is lower. (c) These two acids should have the same melting point since the chemical formula is identical....
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course MAT SCI 201 taught by Professor Matsci during the Spring '10 term at Northwestern.
- Spring '10