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If 1 mol of triglyceride is subjected to complete hydrolysis by using a lipase enzyme, the products formed are:
|A||3 moles of glycerol and 1 mol of fatty acid|
|B||1 mol of glycerol and 3 moles of fatty acid|
|C||1 mol of glycerol and 1 mol of fatty acid|
|D|| 2 moles of cholesterol|
Ans. B Triglycerides are triesters of glycerol. A triglyceride can be represented as follows:
As a result of hydrolysis, each mole of a triglyceride can give 1 mol of glycerol and 3 moles of fatty acids.