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Posted 3 months ago

QUESTION 4
Which best explains the distinction between the structure of saturated and unsaturated fats?
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A major difference between fatty acids is whether it has a carboxylic group at the head of a fatty acid chain, as this determines the number of bonds or double bonds the structure has and therefore dictates its level of saturation.
A major difference between fatty acids is the level of saturation of the bonds along the carbon chain. A saturated fat comprises of multiple double bonds meaning a hydrogen is attached to each carbon atom and is saturated compared to unsaturated where no double bonds can occur.
A major difference between fatty acids is the level of saturation of the bonds along the carbon chain. A saturated fat comprises of only single bonds meaning a hydrogen is attached to each carbon atom and is saturated, compared to unsaturated fats where many double bonds can occur, reducing chances of carbon bonds.
A major difference between fatty acids is the fatty-acid chain length. A saturated fat comprises of large fatty acids, meaning it has more area for saturation on the carbon chain compared to unsaturated meaning fewer carbons in the chain and less chance of saturation.
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Key Concept
Saturation of fatty acids
Explanation
Saturated fats contain only single bonds between carbon atoms, which allows for the maximum number of hydrogen atoms to be attached to the carbon chain. Unsaturated fats have one or more double bonds in the carbon chain, which reduces the number of hydrogen atoms attached.

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