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Fatty Acids: Naming Nomenclature

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Fatty acids can be described using a number of different nomenclature systems. You should be familiar with each of these as you read the literature.

Identify ALL of the fatty acids below which are paired with their correct nomenclature.

A

Mrgreen71. "Chemical Structure of Palmitic Acid." Wikimedia Commons. N.p., 15 Oct. 2008. Web. 14 July 2016. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Palmitic_acid.svg.

${ C15:0 }$

B

${ C18:3\; \Delta }^{ 9,12,15 }$

C

Edgar181. Stearidonic Acid. Wikimedia Commons, 24 May 2007. Web. 12 July 2016.

${ C18:4 (3,6,9,12) }$

D

Minutemen. Wikimedia Commons, 12 Feb. 2007. Web. 12 July 2016. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:EPA.svg.

${ C20:5\; n-3 }$

E

Minutemen. Wikimedia Commons, 12 Feb. 2007. Web. 12 July 2016. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:DHA.svg.

${ C22:6(4,7,10,13,16,19) }$

F

Mills, Ben. "Oleic-acid-based-on-xtal-1997-2D-skeletal." Skeletal Formula of the Oleic Acid Molecule, C18H34O2. Wikipedia, 18 Apr. 2011. Web. 27 June 2016.

*trans8-9-Octadecenoic acid

G

D.328. Wikimedia Commons, 21 Nov. 2008. Web. 12 July 2016. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gamma-linolenic_acid.svg.(Modified by M. Rumpho-Kennedy).

$18:3\; \omega -6$