Fat molecules - carboxyl(—COOH group at one end The...

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Fat molecules are composed of a glycerol molecule and one, two, or  three molecules of fatty acids .  A glycerol molecule contains three hydroxyl (—OH) groups.  A   fatty acid   is a long chain of carbon atoms (from 4 to 24) with a 
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Unformatted text preview: carboxyl (—COOH) group at one end. The fatty acids in a fat may be all alike or they may all be different. T hey are bound to the glycerol molecule by a process that involves the removal of water....
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2011 for the course BIOLOGY bi 101 taught by Professor - during the Fall '10 term at Montgomery.

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