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Which fatty acids can’t be used as abiofuel directly?

(a) Ionic nature of carbonyl groups

(b) Hydrophobic nature

(c) If degree of saturation is high

(d) Variation of length

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Right answer is (a) Ionic nature of carbonyl groups

To explain I would say: The ionic side of the fatty acid is water-soluble. They must be converted to non-soluble and non-ionic to be used as a biofuel.

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