FATTY ACIDS: The products obtained when glycerol is split off from the triglycerides of fats and oils by any method of hydrolysis. Triglycerides are composed of three molecules of fatty acids and one molecule of glycerol. Since these acids are found only in natural fats and oils, the term fatty acid applies to any acid that can be obtained from natural fats and oils. After hydrolysis, 100 grams of fat yield approximately 95 grams of fatty acids. In the field of industrial usage, fatty acids are usually further classified according to the treatment to which they are subjected subsequent to hydrolysis. Natural fatty acids are straight hydrocarbon chains with an acidic carboxyl group at one end. They have an even number of carbon atoms, usually between four and twenty-two. The most common chain length however is sixteen and eighteen. They may have one or more double bonds in the chain.
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