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Question 1:
What is the chemical name of Palmitic acid (IUPAC)
3-Hydroxy-4-oxo-4H-pyran-2,6-dicarboxylic acid
hexadecanoic acid

Question 2: Derivatives of palmitic acid were used in combination with naphtha during ________ to produce napalm (aluminum naphthenate and aluminum palmitate).
World War IISoviet occupationsSecond Sino-Japanese WarCollaboration with the Axis Powers during World War II

Question 3:
What is Palmitic acid also known as?
Sodium chlorate

Question 4: [9] However, another study showed that palmitic acid has no hypercholesterolaemic effect if intake of ________ is greater than 4.5% of energy.
Butyric acidLinoleic acidArachidonic acidFatty acid

Question 5: The ________ claims there is convincing evidence that dietary intake of palmitic acid increases risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.
Universal Postal UnionSwitzerlandFood and Agriculture OrganizationWorld Health Organization

Question 6: Palmitate is a term for the salts or ________ of palmitic acid.
Carboxylic acidAlcoholAlkaneEster

Question 7: The underlying method of drug delivery is similar to that used with decanoic acid to deliver long-acting depot medication, in particular, neuroleptics such as ________ decanoate.

Question 8: Palmitic acid,CH3(CH2)14COOH or hexadecanoic acid in ________, is one of the most common saturated fatty acids found in animals and plants.
IUPAC nomenclatureChemistryChemical compoundChemical element

Question 9: [2] As its name indicates, it is a major component of the oil from palm trees (________ and palm kernel oil).
ButterPalm oilOlive oilSoybean

Question 10: [4] ________, cheese, milk and meat also contain this fatty acid.
LardButterSoybeanOlive oil


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