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What are the Difference between oils and fats

$\begin{array}{1 1} \text{(a) Fats are soluble and oils are insoluble in water.} \\ \text{(b) Fats are solid and oils are liquid at room temperature} \\ \text{(c) Oils are Esters of saturated fatty acids and Fats are Esters of unsaturated fatty acids} \\ \text{(d) None of the above}\end{array} $

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Oils are liquids  at ordinary temprature (below 20° and contain lower fatty acids or unsaturated fatty acids.

Fats are solids or semisolids  above 20°C and contain higher saturated fatty acids. Oils and fats act as “energy reservoirs” for the cells.

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