The Template of a Fat Molecule
All fat molecules are made from the same template.
All fat molecules contain only carbon, hydrogen and oxygen atoms. All fat molecules are build from the same template: three
longer pieces attached to a short central piece. The three longer pieces extend in space around the center piece as the spikes of a
wheel. (On paper, the three long pieces are presented as if they were parallel to each other) (Fig.1)
The central short piece has three carbon atoms. A string of 12 to 22 carbon atoms forms the core of the long pieces. The long pieces are "Fatty acids"