Explain the composition of triglyceride. | NCERT solution | Class 11 Biology | Unit-9 Biomolecules



Q.7:- Explain the composition of triglyceride.

 

Answer:- 

When fatty acids are found esterified with glycerol, they are called glycerides. Presence of three esterified bonds makes them triglycerides.



Fig: An unsaturated fat Triglyceride

In this figure, the left side is composed of glyceride. The right side is composed of palmitic acid, ocleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid; from top to bottom.