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Submitted by dalon on Mon, 11/13/2017 - 21:55

A saturated fat has no carbon-carbon double bond. A monosaturated fat has a single carbon-carbon double bond in one or more of the carboxylic acids and a polysaturated fat has 2 or more carbon-carbon double bonds in the carboxylic acid moieties. Trimyristin does not possess any carbon-carbon double bonds and can therefore be classified as a saturated fat. Using the older procedure of sudden cooling, as in cooling directly in the ice bath, the crystals observed would be smaller and temporary. This is because if you cool it too quickly, there is a chance that more precipitate would form in place of crystals and the precipitate would not catch in the filter paper. Thus, the yield would be very small.