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Please help! A typical fat molecule is made up of:

A typical fat molecule is made up of:

  • Option 1)

    Three glycerol molecules and one fatty acid molecule

  • Option 2)

    One glycerol and three fatty acid molecules

  • Option 3)

    One glycerol and one fatty acid molecule

  • Option 4)

    Three glycerol and three fatty acid molecules

 
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Oils and fats -

The monoglycerides, diglycerides and triglycerides can be classified into oils and fats based on their melting points.

 

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 Fats are triglyceride formed by esterification of one glycerol and three fatty acid

 


Option 1)

Three glycerol molecules and one fatty acid molecule

This is incorrect option

Option 2)

One glycerol and three fatty acid molecules

This is correct option

Option 3)

One glycerol and one fatty acid molecule

This is incorrect option

Option 4)

Three glycerol and three fatty acid molecules

This is incorrect option

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