Typical Triglyceride

The following structure represents a typical triglyceride molecule.

Click here to see instructions for manipulating this structure.

 

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State at room T and P - saturated likely to be solid and unsaturated likely to be liquid

Uses - Example - tristearin used to make soap; hardening agent for candles and waxes


 

Do the following to manipulate the molecules in Windows.

Click and hold the left button and drag to rotate a molecule.

Shift + click and hold the left button and drag to zoom in or out.

Click the right button (or click the left button on the JSmol logo) to see the menu.

Shift + click and hold the right button and drag to rotate in the plane of the screen.

Ctrl + click and hold the right button and drag to shift in the plane of the screen.

 

Do the following to manipulate the molecules on a Mac.

Click, hold, and drag to rotate a molecule.

Shift+click, hold, and drag vertically to zoom in or out.

Control+click (or click the JSmol logo) to see the menu.

Shift + double click, hold, and drag to move in the plane of the screen.

Shift + click, hold, and drag horizontally to move in the plane of the screen.