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Is there a chemical formula for animal fats? - Would the lipids chemical formula be the same as animal fats? Thanks

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    This may help. It's an overview.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_fat

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    Dr.Bob, do you think there is a formula for animals fats? I can only find the different formula for different lipids. Thanks

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    There are several, I suppose, but the one I see referenced as an example all the time is the ester between glycerine and stearic acid. Stearic acid is C17H35COOH and glycerine (glycerol) is (CH2OH)3. The ester is
    (C17H35CO)3(CH2O)3 if I counted right.

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