Triglyceride - single bonded to OH Palmitic acid is...

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Triglyceride C 3 H 8 O 3 is glycerol (glycerine). OHs do not ionize that well, hence not super acidic Ester…Functional group R bonded to carbon which is doubled bonded to an O and single bonded to another O. Acetic acid CH 3 COOH…Central Carbon doubled bonded to one O and
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Unformatted text preview: single bonded to OH Palmitic acid is saturated, ester at end. Oleic acid methyl ester. C16 is cetane, standard for diesel combustion. 20 million barrels/day compared to 8 billion gallons/year=0.5E6 b/day...
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course ENVIRON 404 taught by Professor Rasmussen during the Fall '11 term at University of Michigan.

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