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1 February, 13:00

What are the three types of polyunsaturated compounds? Give examples of all three. 10 Page

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  1. 1 February, 14:32
    Polyunsaturated compounds or the polyunsaturated fatty acids are the type of unsaturated fatty acids containing two or more than two carbon-carbon double bonds.

    They can be classified into three groups on the basis of their chemical structure:

    1. Methylene-interrupted polyenes: contain more than one cis double bonds which are separated by a methylene group. Example: Linoleic acid

    2. Conjugated fatty acids: contain at least one double pair which is separated by a single bond. Example: Punicic acid

    3. Other polyunsaturated fatty acids. Example: Pinolenic acid
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