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Homework Help: Can unsaturated fats become saturated?

  1. Nov 23, 2008 #1
    I know that unsaturated fats are healthier than saturated fats. It's therefore supposed to be better to use f. ex. olive oil than butter in food. When I fried some fish in olive oil yesterday, I thought: maybe the heat can cause the unsaturated fats to become saturated by breaking the double bonds? Is this possible?
     
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  3. Nov 24, 2008 #2

    Borek

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    Just breaking the bonds doesn't change unsaturated chain into saturated chain.
     
  4. Nov 24, 2008 #3
    And add some hydrogen from the air.
     
  5. Nov 24, 2008 #4

    Borek

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    Have you seen hydrogen in the air?
     
  6. Nov 24, 2008 #5
    No. Add some H from the fish then.
     
  7. Nov 24, 2008 #6

    Borek

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    Like in leaving just fis?
     
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  9. Nov 26, 2008 #8
    Must be "reduced" calories....(sorry)
     
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