This molecular model kit can build important fatty acids including the omega 3, 6 & 9 structures. There are enough parts to build any 3 C18 fatty acids or a single C57 triglyceride (shown in the image).
Some fatty acid examples, alpha linolenic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid; oleic acid, conjugated linoleic acid, linoleic acid are shown below built in two different styles: Orbit-flexible & Orbit x-peg. This kit comes with parts for building in Orbit-flexible style. Use our 3D Molecular Model Builder in Orbit-flexible mode to help build these structures.
The Orbit Biochemistry Class Set can build these structures in the x-peg style.
Fatty acids have a carboxylic acid functional group attached to a long aliphatic chain that is either a saturated alkane or unsaturated alkene. The unsaturated fatty acids have one or more carbon-carbon double bonds which in turn make either cis or trans isomers. Fatty acid chemical structures vary greatly in length. Short chains have 5 or less carbons, medium are 6-12, long have 13-21 & very long chains have 22 or more.
|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|