Docosahexaenoic acid is a 22:6 carbon polyunsaturated omega 3 fatty acid. It consists of a 21 carbon aliphatic (alkene) portion which has six cis-double bonds at positions 4, 7, 10, 13, 16 and 19 and a carboxylic acid functional group. Humans can convert alpha-linolenic acid into DHA which plays a structural role in the brain's cerebral cortex, skin, and retina.
Use our 3D Molecular Model Builder in Orbit-flexible mode to view the docosahexaenoic acid structural version shown at the top in the image & build with the parts in this kit. This version can also be built with our 68827W organic chemistry student set & 68847W organic chemistry class set. Note that our Model Builder is indicating use of 50mm bonds for C=C but there are enough 35mm bonds in both sets & they are more representative of scale.
|68186-20||Wobbly bond, 20mm, each||250|
|68186-30||Wobbly bond, 30mm, each||150|
|68216C||Atom, Orbit, H "a", white, 1 prong||220|
|68218C||Atom, Orbit, O "a", red, 1 prong||10|
|68230C||Atom, Orbit, O "d", 110 degree, red (Od)||10|
|68241C||Atom, Orbit, C "j", planar: 120-120-120, black||20|
|68244C||Atom, Orbit, C "k", tetrahedral, black||125|
|68267C||Atom, Orbit "x", double/triple bond peg/insert||30|
|68366||Orbit bonds, opaque, 20mm, 15/bundle||2|