Hi guys. In the biochemistry chapter, the book shows the structure of a phospholipid (picture attached) with a PO4 3- group and 2 fatty acid chains attached to a glycerol molecule. However, one of the fatty acid chains has a C=C bond while the other is fully saturated. I’m wondering what’s the reason for this.
The Attempt at a Solution
I looked through the section and it doesn’t give an explanation for it. I also searched it up but I couldn’t find what I was looking for, and the images online had similar structures as well.
Thanks for help.