The trans fatty acid has a higher melting point. The trans isomer is straighter in shape and this allows the molecules to be packed closer together. The molecules are hence held together by greater Van der Waal's force.
Yes, and is actually worse than the sys form of fatty acids. The only difference between sys and trans fatty acids are the angles of the molecules. In nature, only sys fatty acids are made, but through chemistry (or through… Full Answer
Trans Fat: Trans fat is the common name for unsaturated fat with trans-isomer fatty acid(s). Trans fats may be monounsaturated or polyunsaturated but never saturated. Hydrogenated Fat: Hydrogenated fats (also called trans-fatty acids) are manufactured fats created during a process… Full Answer