Fats and Oils (triglycerides)

A quick quiz on the basics!

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1. The shorthand notation for the fatty acid penta-2,6,8-decenoic acid is...?

  • 8:6:2 (3,15)
  • 15:3 (2,6,8)
  • 2:6:8 (15,3)
  • 3:15 (2,6,8)
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2. What is a triglyceride formed from?

  • Glycerol and esters
  • Glycerol and ethanoic acid
  • Glycerol and fatty acids
  • Glycogen and fatty acids

3. Acid hydrolysis will break apart a triglyceride. True or false?

  • False
  • True

4. Fatty acids are...?

  • Long chain carboxylic acids
  • Long chain alcohols

5. The shorthand notation for the fatty acid pentadecanoic acid is...?

  • 0:15
  • 15:0
  • 5:10
  • 10:5

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