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Chapter 16, Problem 4E
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What is the difference between a saturated and an unsaturated fat, both in terms of molecular structure and of properties?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The difference between a saturated and an unsaturated fat is to be given in terms of molecular structure and properties.

Concept Introduction:

Lipids form the structural components of biological membranes. They function as long-term energy storage.

Lipids include fats, oils, fatty acids and steroids. Fats and oils are triglycerides. Triglycerides have three long hydrocarbon chains.

Lipids are defined as the cellular components that are insoluble in water.

Explanation of Solution

Saturated fats are solids at room temperature. They have no double bonds in their hydrocarbon chain, and thus their molecules are packed efficiently. Saturated fats are derived from animals.

The cis arrangement of double bonds interferes with the efficient packing of the neighboring molecules, thus making unsaturated fats liquids at room temperature...

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