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Offline chiddler

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Re: Why does partial hydrogenation of unsaturated FA's create trans fats?
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2013, 11:35:25 AM »
On a single molecular level which would be more thermodynamically favoured?

Oh yes of course! Trans, because the R groups on the double bonds are further apart.

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