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III. General Features of Fatty Acid Structure

Overview Carbon-Carbon Double Bonds Classification of Fatty Acids     Previous Page Next Page

Classification of Fatty Acids

One system of fatty acid classification is based on the number of double bonds.

Stearic acid is a typical long chain saturated fatty acid.
Oleic acid is a typical monounsaturated fatty acid.
Linoleic acid is a typical polyunsaturated fatty acid.


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