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Explain the molecular structure of a fat molecule

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    Fat molecules are made of atoms of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Each of the separate atoms attaches to the others only in precise predetermined ways. The backbone of a fat is a chain of carbon atoms (C). Hydrogen (H) and oxygen (O) atoms can then attach to the carbon. A saturated fat is a fat molecule in which all of the available binding sites are occupied by another atom. In other words, the carbons are saturated with all of the atoms they can hold: An unsaturated fat has one or more bonding sites left unoccupied. The two neighboring carbon atoms take up the slack by forming a double bond.

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