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Unformatted text preview: triglyceride or fat molecule. Fats are nonpolar and therefore they do not dissolve in water. Saturated and Unsaturated Fat Saturated fatty acids have no double bonds between carbons. Unsaturated fatty acids have at least one double bond. Each double bonds produces a "bend" in the molecule. Double bonds produce a bend in the fatty acid molecule (see diagram above). Molecules with many of these bends cannot be packed as closely together as straight molecules, so these fats are less dense. As a result, triglycerides composed of unsaturated fatty acids melt at lower temperatures than those with saturated fatty acids. For example, butter contains more saturated fat than corn oil, and is a solid at room temperature while corn oil is a liquid....
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