A food manufacturer is advertising a new cake mix as fat free. Scientists at the US FDA are testing the product to see if truly lacks fat. Hydrolysis of the cake mix yields glucose, fructose, glycerol, a number of amino acids, and several kinds of molecules with long hydrocarbon chains have a carboxyl group at one end.
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When triglycerides (otherwise called triacylglycerols or "fats") hydrolyze ("water lysis") they break down into their component parts: 1 glycerol molecule and 3 fatty acids. Fatty acids are long chain hydrocarbons with a carboxyl group at one end. ...