Monounsaturated Fatty Acids

Monounsaturated Fatty Acids - unsaturation that is a single...

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Monounsaturated Fatty Acids One of the single bonds is replaced by a double bond  A doubly bonded carbon has two bonds to one carbon, a single bond to a  second, and a single bond to one hydrogen (still 4 bonds) Point of unsaturation - a double bond in a fatty acid. Not saturated by hydrogen  atoms; more hydrogen could be added were the double bond to be split.  Monounsaturated fatty acid (MUFA) - a fatty acid containing a single point of 
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Unformatted text preview: unsaturation, that is, a single double bond, in its structure. *Found in vegetables fats. Different physical properties lower freezing point because double bond puts kink in molecule, making it less linear than a saturated fat Don’t crystallize as readily takes a colder temp to freeze them Usually liquid at room temperature Lower blood levels of cholesterol and aren’t associated with increased risk of disease...
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