Fats and Oils

Fats and Oils

  1. Oils and fats belong to a group of organic compounds known as lipids.
  2. Oils and fats are natural occurring esters.
  3. Fats are found in animals.
  4. Oils are found in both animals and plants.

Structure of the Molecules

Differences between Oils and Fats

  1. Fats are solids at room temperature while oils are liquids at room temperature.
  2. The melting points of fats are higher than the melting points of oils.


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