Category Archives: Vegetable oils including saturated and unsaturated oils

Vegetable oils: saturated and unsaturated oils (GCSE)

Structure A vegetable oil is a triglyceride extracted from a plant. A fatty acid is a long-chain carboxylic acid that may be saturated (only contains C-C single bonds) or unsaturated (contains C-C single and C=C double bonds). A fatty acid has the general formula of RCOOH, where R is s hydrocarbon that has a length of 16-20 carbon atoms. Three

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