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What is saponification reaction?

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Asked by SIMRAN GIRI, 01 Feb '13 07:35 pm
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Soaps are produced during the chemical reaction known as saponification.
Saponification is the reaction between a fat or oil and a base, producing glycerol and a salt (soap)
Answered by LIPSIKA, 01 Feb '13 07:42 pm

 
  
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Base reacting with fatty acids to form a salt of that acid

sodium hydroxide + stearic acid ---> sodium stearate + water

sodium stearate is 'hard' soap like a bar of Ivory soap

turning fats or oils into soaps makes them water soluble
that's the reason that ammonia is used to clean oily residue from glass
Answered by jafar, 01 Feb '13 07:52 pm

 
  
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