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Search Results for: hydrocarbon chain

Hydrocarbon chain

Definition noun, plural: hydrocarbon chains A chain consisting of only carbon and hydrogen atoms Supplement A hydrocarbon... Read More

Fat

Definition noun plural: fats fats, fæts A term largely applied to storage lipids in animal tissues that are usually solid... Read More

Omega-6 fatty acid

Definition noun, plural: omega-6 fatty acids A type of polyunsaturated fatty acid in which the first double bond is between... Read More

Chlorophyll

Why are most plants green? Have you ever had the same question? Perhaps, you’ve been told that the plants are green... Read More

Fatty acid

Definition noun plural: fatty acids'' fatty acid, ˈfætɪ ˈæsɪd Any of the group of a long chain of hydrocarbon... Read More

Monounsaturated fatty acid

Definition noun, plural: monounsaturated fatty acids Any of a group of unsaturated fatty acids characterized by having a... Read More

Polyunsaturated fatty acid

Definition noun, plural: polyunsaturated fatty acids Any of a group of unsaturated fatty acids characterized by having more... Read More

Amphipathic

Amphipathic is a word used to describe a chemical compound containing both polar (water-soluble) and nonpolar (not... Read More

Unsaturated fatty acid

Definition noun, plural: unsaturated fatty acids The unsaturated fatty acid is a form of fatty acid containing one or more... Read More

Sterol

sterol (Science: chemistry) Any steroid-based alcohol having a hydrocarbon (aliphatic) side-chain of 8-10 carbons at the... Read More

Sterols

sterol (Science: chemistry) Any steroid-based alcohol having a hydrocarbon (aliphatic) side-chain of 8-10 carbons at the... Read More

Stearic acid

Definition noun, plural: stearic acids A eighteen-carbon fatty acid, with the formula: C18H36O2 Supplement A fatty acid is a... Read More

Palmitic acid

Definition noun, plural: palmitic acids A 16-carbon fatty acid, with the formula: CH3 (CH2)14 COOH Supplement A fatty acid... Read More

Phytoremediation – A Green Solution to Pollution

Plants may be the raw material of the future for everything from fibers to fuels, but in the meantime they're busy mending... Read More

Palmitin

Definition noun, plural: palmitins A solid, white, crystallizable fat in animal and plant tissues Supplement Palmitin... Read More

Behenic acid

Definition noun, plural: behenic acids A 22-carbon fatty acid, with the formula: C22 H44O2 Supplement A fatty acid is a long... Read More

Carotene

Definition noun, plural: carotenes Any of the group of carotenoids characterized by the lack of oxygen on its molecular... Read More

Lipid

Definition noun plural: lipids lip·id, ˈlɪp ɪd, ˈlaɪ pɪd A fatty or waxy organic compound that is readily soluble... Read More

Saturated fatty acid

Definition noun, plural: saturated fatty acids A form of fatty acid with only single bonds between carbon atoms Supplement A... Read More