It is highly organic in nature. The long "fatty" tail of Carbon/Hydrogen is hydrophobic (doesn't like water). It will clump together in an aqueous solution like an oil rather than dissolve.
What is the most abundant fatty acid in human body?
Stearic and palmitic acids are found commonly in body. Out of which palmitic acid is probably more common. Stearic has 16 and palmitic has 18 carbon atoms in the side chains. ...
Asked in Biology, Acids and Bases
Is palmitic acid saturated or non saturated fatty acid?
Saturated - It has no double bonds
Asked in Chemistry
A carboxylic acid that has a long hydrocarbon chain and derived from a natural source.?
For example the palmitic acid.
Asked in Chemistry, Symptoms, Acids and Bases, Stomach
Where is palmitic acid found?
There is always Wikipedia, if you want to save one step & get the answer of a homework question FASTER! here is the cut & paste.. Palmitic acid, or hexadecanoic acid, is the most common fatty acid found in animals, plants and microorganisms. It is a major component of the oil from palm trees (palm oil, palm kernel oil and coconut oil). However, palmitic acid can also be found in meats, cheeses, butter, and dairy products. ...
Asked in Acids and Bases
Arrange these structures of fatty acid in descending order based on their melting point and give a reason.the structures are palmitic acid palmitoleic acid linoleic acid myristic acid and stearic acid?
Stearic acid, palmitic, myristic, linoleic, palmitoleic acid. Satuated compounds have higher mp than unsatuated compounds. Also the longer the carbon chain the higher the mp. ...
Asked in Inorganic Chemistry
What are some examples of organic and inorganic acids?
Organic acids: Butryic acid Palmitic acid Acetic acid Linoleic acid Inorganic acids: Hydrochloric acid Nitric acid Sulphuric acid ...
Asked in Chemistry, Organic Chemistry
What are 4 organic compound and there building blocks?
Examples: methanol, acetone, glucose, palmitic acid.
Asked in Black Holes, Inducing Labor, Astrophysics
What are the active medicinal properties of black cohosh?
Actaeine, cimicifugin, estrogenic substances, isoferulic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, racemosin, tannins, triterpenes and vitamin A. ...
Asked in Organic Chemistry
Draw the two products formed by complete hydration of tripalmitoylglycerol?
glycerol and 3 moles of palmitic acid
Asked in Chemistry, History of Science, Acids and Bases
List of acids?
Acids can be classified as mineral acids and organic acid. Mineral acids: Hydrochloric acid Sulphuric acid nitric acid nitrous acid phosphoric acid carbonic acid Organic acid: oleic acid citric acid palmitic acid maleic acid ...
Asked in Biochemistry
Why does the degradation of palmitic acid to eight molecules of acetyl-CoA require seven rather than eight rounds of the β-oxidation process?
Think of the palmitic acid as a snickers bar. If your splitting the candy bar among eight friends you only have to cut the candy bar seven times. The concept is the same for spliting the long palmitic acid into eight acetyl-CoA's, you only have to cut it seven times in order to end with eight pieces. ...