Fats and oils
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What kind of molecule are fats and oils?
How can fats and oils be classed?
- As marine, animal or vegetable in origin
- Or as solid and liquid
The shape of the molecule is determined by the degree of...?
Do fat molecules fit closer together or further apart than oils?
Why do fats have a higher melting point than oils?
As the molecules fit closer together meaning they have stronger van der waals forces between them and therefore have a higher melting point
What is the process that converts fats into oils called?
What product is always formed as a result of the hydrolysis of fats and oils?
Draw the structure of glycerol
What is the ratio of glycerol to fatty acids?
Soap is the salt made by ________ a fatty acid with sodium hydroxide?
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