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What is true of saturated fatty acid chains? a. They are more healthy that unsaturated fats. b. They contain only single covalent bonds. (My Answer) c. They are only made in leaf cells of green plants. d. They contain at least one double or triple bond.

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    i would say... Saturated fatty acids have no double bonds between the individual carbon atoms of the fatty acid chain. That is, the chain of carbon atoms is fully "saturated" with hydrogen atoms. @Aureyliant !!

  2. anonymous
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    To contradict you.. A fatty acid is a long chain of carbon and hydrogen atoms with a carboxylic acid group on one end of the molecule. The carbon chain is usually between 12 and 18 carbon atoms long, and it may contain single or double bonds between the carbon atoms. A chain with only single bonds between the carbon atoms is called “saturated,” and a chain that contains some double bonds is called “unsaturated.” Saturated fatty acid chains are straight, which allows them to pack tightly together. Because of this, saturated fats, like the fat found in meat, require a higher temperature to melt. This means they tend to be solid at room temperature.

  3. anonymous
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    @Aureyliant in other words, you get 100/100 !! Congratz !

  4. anonymous
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    Okay.. thanks! :)

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