fatty acids

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    • #11764
      cpu2007
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      Hello everyone
      hope u guys can answer to my question
      i didn find anything about fatty acids,i mean are they weak or strong acids?.
      do they have a single carboxyl groub or two carboxyl grouP?

    • #92687
      canalon
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      You must have looked long and hard. The structure is visible here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatty_acids

      And the strength of the acid is determined by the electronegativity of the chain behind the "acid H". You can see her a little more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organic_acid
      With that you should be able to figure out your answers.

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