Fatty Carboxylic Acid

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Offline iamjr

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Fatty Carboxylic Acid
« on: 23/09/2015 17:32:15 »
What does the structure of this look like again . I know it contains carbon, hyrdogen etc. right?

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Re: Fatty Carboxylic Acid
« Reply #1 on: 24/09/2015 09:29:19 »
There are thousands of different fatty acids.. saturated (containing no carbon double bonds) and unsaturated (containing carbon double bonds)

R-COOH is the generic structure (double bond to one O and single OH bond) where R can quite literally be any combination of hydrocarbon including halides, amines etc. , even just H (methanoic acid).

I think they are only considered 'fatty' acids when they have medium to long carbon chains.