Palmitic acid (hexadecanoic acid) (C₁₅H₃₁COOH)

Palmitic acid (hexadecanoic acid) (C₁₅H₃₁COOH)

A white, waxy substance, a carboxylic acid of high carbon number.

Chemistry

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Oleic acid (cis-octadec-9-enoic acid) (C₁₇H₃₃COOH)

An unsaturated monocarboxylic acid. The molecule contains double bond in cis orientation.

Stearic acid (octadecanoic acid) (C₁₇H₃₅COOH)

Solid, white substance, a constituent of vegetable oils and animal fats.

Soap

Fatty acid molecules consist of a polar head and a non-polar tail, therefore they are suitable for removing fat stains.

Fat molecule

Three saturated fatty acid molecules linked to a glycerol molecule.

Oil molecule

Triglycerides containing unsaturated fatty acids are liquid at room temperature.

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