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fatty acid

Translation of fatty acid in Spanish:

noun

  • ácido (masculine) graso
    Example sentences
    • Soaps are created by the chemical reaction of a fatty acid with an alkali metal hydroxide.
    • The carboxyl group on the fatty acid contributes some water solubility to the molecule.
    • The cellulose is digested by the bacteria and they supply the animals with short chain fatty acids.

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    In Spain, a geographical, social, and culturally homogeneous region, with a clear natural or administrative demarcation is called a comarca. Comarcas are normally smaller than regiones. They are often famous for some reason, for example Ampurdán (Catalonia) for its wines, or La Mancha (Castile) for its cheeses.