Exercise 4

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Open two work paper in Avogadro and import the structures of the palmitic and of the stearic acid (sequence Build → insert → fragment).

Check the molecules and, by studying the (sequence Wiew → properties), say why palmitic acid is harmful and stearic acid is not.

Therefore, highlight the main properties of the structure of the molecule.

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