Biology
Acids and Bases

Structurally how do omega-3 fatty acids differ from omega-6 fatty acids?

789

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2011-03-29 02:22:49
2011-03-29 02:22:49

Like many organic compounds, the names of fatty acids such as omega-6 and omega-3 contain numbers that are used to describe the position of certain features of the molecule. In the case of omega fatty acids, the numbers 3 and 6 tell where the final carbon-carbon double bond is located. The numbers tell how many carbon-carbon bonds away from the carboxyl group this bond is.

Omega-6 fatty acids are generally regarded as unhealthy when eaten in larger quantities than omega-3 fatty acids because they interfere with the omega-3's functions in the body.

1
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
๐Ÿ˜‚
0

Related Questions

User Avatar

Only if it is organic grass fed beef. Most of that stuff you get from the feed lots has higher saturated fats and poor Omega3/Omega6 fatty acid ratios.

User Avatar

In order for the body to function properly Omega3 acids must be included in the diet. Research has shown that Omega3 acids in the body helps lower triglycerides and reduce blood pressure, It is also associated with many other health benefits such as protection against heart disease and stroke. Another benefit of Omega 3 is that it reduces inflammation which is a key component in asthma.

User Avatar

There are 20 different amino acids. They differ from one another because they all have different side chains.

User Avatar

There is one major difference regarding the structure of a phospholipid, and a triglyceride. The triglyceride is made of a glyceride molecule. Three lipids, called fatty acids, are bound to this molecule. Phospholipids also contain glyceride and fatty acids. However, instead of three fatty acids, they only have two. The third bound molecule is a phosphate.

User Avatar

There are several ways, some take longer, others work faster. faster: You can squeeze lemon on your skin, or place kiwi and cucumber on your body. It adds natural moisture. Also, you can wash your face in mineral water. The other way is eating various foods high in essential fatty-acids. These are almonds mangoes berries yoghurt green/herbal tea avocado fish (or omega3/omega6) and, lastly, Water

User Avatar

Amino acids differ depending on the group of atoms that occupy the "R" position (side chain).

User Avatar

Acids form salts, bust bases do not

User Avatar

Salts are the products of reactions between acids and bases.

User Avatar

They differ because they have different side chains.

User Avatar

Acids change the properties of water when dissolved in water but bases do not.

User Avatar

Fatty acids are the building blocks of fats found in food and in the body of most organisms. They can differ in length and in degree of saturation.

User Avatar

they have different side chains

User Avatar

proteins can differ from one another in the number and sequence of amino acids

User Avatar

Its because of their peptide bonds.

User Avatar

Proteins differ each other in their amino acid composition and the number of amino acids that form it. Not all the proteins are the same, although they are all made up of amino acids. the sequence of amino acids is determined by the mRNA which is transcribed by DNA in the nucleus.

User Avatar

They differ from each other by the cognent that it is connected to.

User Avatar

Nucleotides are the building blocks of nucleic acids.

User Avatar

Salts are formed by the reactions between acids and salts; a salt contain an anion from the acid and a cation from the base.

User Avatar

Acids pH levels are below 7, while bases pH levels are above 7.

User Avatar

Carboxylic acids have often not very pleasant smelling. Esters smell sweeter, often fruity.

User Avatar

Acids form hydrogen ions (H+), while bases form hydroxide ions (OH-).


Copyright ยฉ 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.