What are some examples of fatty acids?

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Examples would be fats, oils, cholesterols, and steroids.

Fatty acids are in fact carboxylic acids with long aliphatic chain, which can be saturated (containing only C-C single bonds) or unsaturated (containing multiple bonds between carbon atoms). Examples of saturated fatty acids are Palmitic acid, stearic acid etc. Examples of unsaturated fatty acids include Oleic acid, Linoleic acid etc.