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

  • False
  • True

3. What do we know salts of fatty acids as?

  • Soap
  • Sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Table salt

4. What is a triglyceride formed from?

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

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

  • Reduction
  • Esterification
  • Oxidation
  • Acid/base

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