Triglycerides are formed by three successive
condensation reactions. An Enzyme catalyzes the reaction between glycerol
and the fatty acids.
Glycerol + 3 Fatty Acids
------> Triglyderide + 3 Water
Many different triglycerides can be formed
depending of the type of fatty acids. Fatty acid chains are 18 - 24 carbon
atoms in length. A Triglyceride with 2+ saturated fatty
acids is a solid (eg. lard) A Triglyceride with 2+ unsaturated fatty
acids is an oil (eg. corn oil)
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