Ester vs Glyceride - What's the difference?

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In context|organic chemistry|lang=en terms the difference between ester and glyceride

is that ester is (organic chemistry) a compound most often formed by the condensation of an alcohol and an acid, with elimination of water it contains the functional group carbon-oxygen double bond joined via carbon to another oxygen atom while glyceride is (organic chemistry) an ester of glycerol and one or more fatty acid; they are the major constituents of lipids.

As nouns the difference between ester and glyceride

is that ester is (organic chemistry) a compound most often formed by the condensation of an alcohol and an acid, with elimination of water it contains the functional group carbon-oxygen double bond joined via carbon to another oxygen atom while glyceride is (organic chemistry) an ester of glycerol and one or more fatty acid; they are the major constituents of lipids.

ester

English

(wikipedia ester)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (organic chemistry) A compound most often formed by the condensation of an alcohol and an acid, with elimination of water. It contains the functional group carbon-oxygen double bond joined via carbon to another oxygen atom.
  • Derived terms

    * esterification * esterify * jojoba ester * silicon ester

    Anagrams

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    glyceride

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (organic chemistry) An ester of glycerol and one or more fatty acid; they are the major constituents of lipids.
  • Derived terms

    *monoglyceride *diglyceride *triglyceride

    See also

    *glycerolipid *phospholipid