Flashcards in Monounsaturated fatty acids Deck (9)
What does it mean to be monounsaturated?
Each carbon atom does not have a full quota of hydrogens
How many double bonds are present in a monounsaturated fatty acid?
There is one double bond present
What form do monounsaturated fatty acids usually take at room temperature?
They are either soft or liquid
Where do monounsaturated fatty acids originate from?
What effect do monounsaturated fatty acids have on human health?
They do not contribute to the build up of cholesterol in the arteries
Do monounsaturated fatty acids have a high or low melting point?
Low melting point
Give an example of a monounsaturated fatty acid and give its source
Oleic acid found in olive oil
What is the structure of a monounsaturated fatty acid
........O H H H
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H H H H H