I I I I I ccccccccc

H0 HHHHHHH fc—H

O HHHHHHH u u HHHHH

C—C—C—C—C—C—C—C—C, H c—C—C—C—C—C—H

H0 HHHHHHH p C HHHHH

Figure 5.4 The top fatty acid is the same as in Figure 5.3c and it demonstrates its true three-dimensional design. The bottom fatty acid is the same as the top fatty acid, except that the double bonds are trans instead of cis. The trans double bonds fail to effectively kink the fatty acid chain.

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