differentiate between saturated and unsaturated fatty acids.give one example for each

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The examples of saturated fatty acid is Butter and that of unsaturated fatty acid is olive oil.

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A fatty acid is a carboxylic acid with a long unbranched aliphatic tail (chain), which is either saturated or unsaturated.

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 saturated consists of only single bond.

whereas

unsaturated can consist of double or triple bonds.

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 Fatty acids:- A fatty acid is a carboxylic acid with a long unbranched aliphatic tail (chain), which is either saturated or unsaturated. For eg:- palmitic acid

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Saturated fatty acids

Unsaturated fatty acids

The hydrocarbon chain without double bond

Possess one to more double bonds in their hydrocarbon chain.

Usually straight chains

Chains bent at the double Bonds

Solid at room temperature.

Liquid at room temperature.

Relatively higher melting point

Relatively lower melting point

Occurrence in most animal fats.

Occur in most plant cells.

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