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Solution - Explain the Composition of Triglyceride - Analyse - Chemical Composition

ConceptAnalyse - Chemical Composition

Question

Explain the composition of triglyceride.

Solution

Triglyceride is a glyceride, which is formed from a single molecule of glycerol, esterified with three fatty acids. It is mainly present in vegetable oils and animal fat.

Structure of triglyceride

The general chemical formula of triglyceride is R2COO - CH2CH(-OOCR1)CH2 - OOCR, where R1, R2, and Rare fatty acids. These three fatty acids can be same or different.

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NCERT Biology Textbook for Class 11
Chapter 9: Biomolecules
Q: 7 | Page no. 160

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Solution for question: Explain the Composition of Triglyceride concept: Analyse - Chemical Composition. For the courses CBSE (Arts), CBSE (Commerce), CBSE (Science)
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