Oil molecule

Oil molecule

Triglycerides containing unsaturated fatty acids are liquid at room temperature.

Chemistry

Keywords

oil molecule, lipid, neutral fat, triglyceride, cooking oil, unsaturated compound, unsaturated fatty acid, glycerol, ester bond, oleic acid, stearic acid, palmitic acid, chemistry, organic chemistry

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