fats and oils

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  • Fats and oils
    • oils are liquids
    • fats are solids
    • fatty acids are a carboxylic acid on the end of a long chain hydrocarbon
      • saturated if doesn't have double bond
      • unsaturated does have double bonds
    • the fats and oils we eat are mainly triglycerides
      • triglycerides contain three ester groups made from reacting glycerol and fatty acids together
        • glycerol is propane, 123 triol
    • a condensation reaction

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