In Class Feb. 24th: fatty acids

Fish_oil_softgelRecently, “omega-3s” have received a lot of positive attention. Some are contained in the capsule shown here.

  • Of the molecules we’ve seen in chapter 3, what kind of molecule is an “omega-3”?
  • Is the contents of the capsule shown solid or liquid at room temperature? Why?
  • Is an “omega-3” soluble in water?
  • Where in the body is it found after some after ingestion? Why does that make sense based on what you know about the kind of molecule it is?

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