posted by Shadow .
Is there a chemical formula for animal fats? - Would the lipids chemical formula be the same as animal fats? Thanks
This may help. It's an overview.
Dr.Bob, do you think there is a formula for animals fats? I can only find the different formula for different lipids. Thanks
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.