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. Using the general formula for a triglyceride, write an equation showing the process of saponification. What is a soap?

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Interpretation:

The saponification of triglyceride should be shown by defining soaps.

Concept Introduction:

Soap formation takes place with the involvement of potassium hydroxide or sodium hydroxide with triglyceride. Triglyceride is a type of fat present in blood stream which gets produced from the conversion of calories into it. The triglycerides are present in fat cells. It is a form of an ester which get produced from the combination of glycerol and fatty acid. Triglycerides consists of glycerol and 3 fatty acid.

Explanation

Saponification is the process of formation of soap in which sodium hydroxide reacts with glycerol and thus the production of sodium salt of fatty acid takes place.

Soap is a sodium salt of fatty acid which get produced by the reaction of glycerol ...

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