Comparison between saturated and unsaturated fatty acids

Saturated fatty acids
Unsaturated fatty acids
1.         They do not possess any double bond in their carbon chains
They possess one or more double bonds in their carbon chains
2.         They are straight chains
They have bend or kink at the double bond
3.         They have higher melting point than the unsaturated fatty acids
Lower melting point
4.         They are solid at ordinary temperature
They are liquid at ordinary temperature
5.         They occur in most animal fats
They occur in most plant fats
6.         Hydrogenation has no effect on saturated fatty acids
Hydrogenation convert unsaturated fatty acids into saturated ones

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