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MCAT Question of the Day | MCAT Course


  • Q:

    The saponification value of triacylglycerides is a measure of the mass of NaOH required to detach, as sodium salts, the fatty acid chains from 1 gram of the triacylglycerides. Samples A and B have saponification values of 180 mg and 320 mg respectively. Which sample has longer fatty acid chains (on average) and why?

     

    A

    A because the mass of NaOH required is directly proportional to the mass of fat based on the length of the fatty acid chains

    B

    A because the mass of NaOH required is inversely proportional to the mass of fat based on the length of the fatty acid chains

    C

    B because the mass of NaOH required is directly proportional to the mass of fat based on the length of the fatty acid chains

    D

    B because the mass of NaOH required is inversely proportional to the mass of fat based on the length of the fatty acid chains




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