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Fat hydrocarbon chains question

  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 19, 2004 #2
    doesn't that just mean it gets more hydrophobic?
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