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1

What does it mean to be monounsaturated?

Each carbon atom does not have a full quota of hydrogens

2

How many double bonds are present in a monounsaturated fatty acid?

There is one double bond present

3

What form do monounsaturated fatty acids usually take at room temperature?

They are either soft or liquid

4

Where do monounsaturated fatty acids originate from?

Plant source

5

What effect do monounsaturated fatty acids have on human health?

They do not contribute to the build up of cholesterol in the arteries

6

Do monounsaturated fatty acids have a high or low melting point?

Low melting point

7

Give an example of a monounsaturated fatty acid and give its source

Oleic acid found in olive oil

8

What is the structure of a monounsaturated fatty acid

........O H H H
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HO-C-C-C=C-C-C-H
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H H H H H

9

Write a note on monounsaturated fatty acids
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All of the carbons do not have their full quota of hydrogens

There is one double bond present

They are soft or liquid at room temperature

They originate from plant sources

Low melting point

Don't contribute to the build up of cholesterol on the arteries

Example = oleic acid in olive oil