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Absolutely Small, Chapter 16: Fat, It's All About the Double Bonds
     

Absolutely Small, Chapter 16: Fat, It's All About the Double Bonds

by Michael D. FAYER
 
This chapter discusses fats. What is a fat? What is a saturated fat, a monounsaturated fat, a polyunsaturated fat? All of this involves the nature of the chemical bonds that hold carbon atoms together. The issues are how many double bonds there are and where they are located in fat molecules. The difference between normal healthy fats and trans fats are shown to be

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This chapter discusses fats. What is a fat? What is a saturated fat, a monounsaturated fat, a polyunsaturated fat? All of this involves the nature of the chemical bonds that hold carbon atoms together. The issues are how many double bonds there are and where they are located in fat molecules. The difference between normal healthy fats and trans fats are shown to be caused by the difference in the shapes of the fat molecules caused by the type of double bond. How trans fats are generated in the chemical processing of natural fats is described. Cholesterol is also discussed and its importance as a component of cell membranes is explained.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814421888
Publisher:
AMACOM
Publication date:
01/16/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
42
File size:
2 MB

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