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Stearic Acid

  1. 1. Saturated Fat (Stearic Acid) Zack Busch Laura Carroll
  2. 2. Our First Day She is so cute in all her representations!
  3. 3. Birth Statistics <ul><li>Belongs in the carboxyl group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Carboxylic Acid </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hydrophilic Head </li></ul><ul><li>Hydrophobic Tail </li></ul><ul><li>Saturated Fat </li></ul>Part of her just loves the water, but another part simply fears it
  4. 4. Proud Family Members Aunt Lauric Aunt Lino Uncle P Propanoic Acid Linoleic Acid Lauric Acid Stearic acid comes from the saturated fat family. This family has a range of amounts of carbon from 3-36. there is no double bonds to the hydrogen so the family is all fully saturated.
  5. 5. Stearic’s Favorite Places <ul><li>Begins by playing in the intestine </li></ul><ul><li>Fats taken in through here </li></ul><ul><li>Finishes playing in the Liver </li></ul><ul><li>Fats processed in here </li></ul><ul><li>Eventually she roams through the blood </li></ul><ul><li>Exist as free fatty acids in here </li></ul><ul><li>She enjoys animal fat too! </li></ul><ul><li>Enters the body through here </li></ul>
  6. 6. Special Talents <ul><li>Causes the increase of blood cholesterol levels </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is a cause of heart attacks and cardiovascular disease </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Storage molecule </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The body turns excess sugar into saturated fat </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provides fat that the body cannot naturally produce </li></ul>
  7. 7. About Baby Stearic Acid <ul><li>Consists of Carbon, Hydrogen, and Oxygen </li></ul><ul><li>Solid at room temperature </li></ul><ul><li>Almost all hydrogen are attached to the carbons </li></ul>Saturated fats are able to pack tightly together which is why they are solid at room temperature
  8. 8. Why we would be good parents <ul><li>Provides insulation for our bodies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>After converted to fat keeps us warm/cool </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Stores energy for later use when needed </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the amount of Stearic Acid and other saturated fats limited to keep healthy </li></ul><ul><li>Provides an energy source greater than most molecules (our kid is the best) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Works Cited <ul><li>http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/564584/stearic-acid </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.3dchem.com/moremolecules.asp?ID=388&othername=Stearic%20acid </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatty_acid#Circulation </li></ul><ul><li> http://www.odec.ca/projects/2004/thog4n0/public_html/chemfat.html </li></ul>

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