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In order to make a trans fat, an unsaturated fat must be heated to high temperatures, which greatly increases the rate of oxidation. The amount of oxidated fats in the diet is one of the chief factors in the development of atheromas in arteries. So while when eating unsaturated fats you will generally be consuming some oxidized fatty acids, when you eat trans fats you will be consuming a substantially larger quantity.
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A fat molecule is made of a chain of carbon atoms making a "backbone" and a bunch of hydrogens along the outside. In a saturated fat, the carbon backbone has the maximum numbe…r of hydrogens it can accept. In an unsaturated fat, the carbon backbone has made one or more double bonds within the backbone and so have less than the maximum number of hydrogens around the outside.
Unsaturated fat means that it has not yet been saturated by carbon.
unsaturated fats are fats that are healthy for you and eat up other more less healthy fats in your body
Trans fats are technically unsaturated fats. In cis-fats (healthy) hydrogens are on the same side at the double bond. This gives the molecule a deformed shape that does not pa…ck well. This has an effect of lowering the melting point. In trans-fat the hydrogens are on opposite sides of the double bond. This is more stable and allows tighter packing. Thus trans-fats have higher melting points. H R C::C R H Trans R R C::C H H Cis
In general, yes. Unsaturated fats are liquid at room temperature and saturated fats are solid at room temperature.
Saturated fat does not have any double bonds. A double bond occurs when a carbon atom is joined to another carbon atom by two covalent bonds. To picture a single bond, draw tw…o circles and draw a line between their centers but stop at their circumferences. To picture a covalent bond, draw two circles and draw two parallel lines from the outside of each circle to the outside of the other one. That is a double bond. Now draw two more like that. On one erase one of the outside lines and put two little circles where the outside line touched the circle. Label those little circles hydrogen atoms. Label that picture cis fat. On the other picture, where one of the lines touches one circle put a little circle. Label that hydrogen atom. Now draw a diagonal line to the point where the other line touches the other circle. Draw another little circle. Label that little circle hydrogen atom. Now erase the parallel lines. Call that picture Trans Fat. Nature makes cis fat. Nature does not make trans fat. Trans means opposite. Notice the line is longer.
Unsaturated fat is much healthier. Eating too much of saturated fat can clog your arteries and lead to high levels of cholesterol.
Saturated fat is healthiest.
Fat is unsaturated when their molecules are able to bond to other biomolecules in the body. These biomolecules can break apart the fat for digestion. In saturated fats, the bi…omolecules cannot bond to the fat, so it does not break up, and it simply takes up space or passes through the body without doing anything.
If im not mistaken, you question is wrong. In fact, saturated fats gives you more energy than unsaturated fat.
Have heard that oleo margarine was invented to fatten turkeys and the turkeys died. Also heard that oleo has 27 properties of paint and has plastic in it. True?
Saturated molecules have single bonds. Unsaturated fats have many double bonds, so yes, saturated fats have more single carbon-carbon bonds than unsaturated fats.
Hydrogenated fats actually are vegetable oil blasted with hydrogen, so these fats are behave like saturated fats. This hydrogen makes the fat harder so it's not at all healthy…. Saturated fats haven't any carbon-carbon double bonds, in other words it fully saturated with hydrogen atoms. Hydrogen gas pumped through the mixture at high pressure, and then the excited hydrogen atoms penetrate the vegetable oil molecules and change them into trans-fats. So it is always recommended to consume unsaturated fats instead of other fats.
Saturated fats are more likely to be liquid at room temperature seeing as how these are made up of strictly single carbon-carbon bonds to form larger chains, as opposed to… the unsaturated fats which involves double-bonding between the carbons in at least one part of their structure. Seeing as how a double bond is harder to break (it needs more energy to be reactive than a single bond), the molecule with more of these type of interactions will be the more stable one. Thus, the saturated fat will have a higher likelyhood of being liquid at room temperature.