Fat molecule

Fat molecule

Three saturated fatty acid molecules linked to a glycerol molecule.



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Bacteria (spheres, rods, spirals)

Bacteria occur in a wide range of shapes, including spheres, rods and spirals.

Oil molecule

Triglycerides containing unsaturated fatty acids are liquid at room temperature.

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

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

Palmitic acid (hexadecanoic acid) (C₁₅H₃₁COOH)

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


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

Stearic acid (octadecanoic acid) (C₁₇H₃₅COOH)

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

Glycerol (propane-1,2,3-triol) (C₃H₈O₃)

A triol that is often used as an ingredient of creams and ointments.

Animal and plant cells, cellular organelles

Eukaryotic cells contain a number of organelles.

Transport processes

This animation explains active and passive transport processes occurring through cell membranes

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