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What is fats and Oils ?

Fats and Oils are widely distributed in living organisms. Chemically; these are esters of higher aliphatic monocarboxylic acids with glycerol, and are therefore also called Glycerides. There are no sharp distinction between oils and fats . Glycerides which are solids at room temperature are called fats while those are liquid at room temperature are called as oils. For example ; Butter, coconut oil, groundnut oil etc. General formula of fat and oil may be:
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