Saturated Fatty Acid

∞ generated and posted on 2016.08.22 ∞

Long-chain carboxylic acid possessing maximum number of hydrogens atoms and no double bonds between carbon atoms.

These two conditions actually mean the same thing since it is double bonds that reduce or are reduced in the number of hydrogens present. See by contrast unsaturated fatty acids.

Saturated fatty acids form fats that are solid at room temperature, have higher heat stability, and are typical of both fat in mammals and fats associated with tropical fruits and tropical nuts such as palm oil and coconut oil.