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Considering that fats have long hydrocarbon chains, what do theses

  1. Jan 14, 2004 #1
    Considering that fats have long hydrocarbon chains, what do theses terms mean when applied to fats


    does this mean the the longer the hydrocarbon chain is the more space t will occupy. Im not sure can i have some help
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 14, 2004 #2
    Yes, the longer the chain is the more volume it contains. It will also give it a higher boiling point and melting point. The long chain also makes fats very hyrdophobic.
     
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