Fats and Oils (triglycerides)

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1. Alkali hydrolysis will break apart triglycerides. What does the alkali hydrolysis of a triglyceride form?

  • Salts of fatty acids and glycerol
  • Glycerol and fatty acids
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2. What do we know salts of fatty acids as?

  • Soap
  • Table salt
  • Sugar
  • Baking powder

3. What is glycerol a type of?

  • Alcohol
  • Carboxylic acid

4. What kind of reaction occurs between glycerol and fatty acids?

  • Reduction
  • Acid/base
  • Esterification
  • Oxidation

5. Fatty acids are...?

  • Long chain carboxylic acids
  • Long chain alcohols


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