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. Fatty acid anions make good soaps because they have both a __________ portion that is miscible with water and a _________

portion that is miscible with grease.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The given statement should be completed.

Concept Introduction:

Grease is a hydrophobic molecule which having no effect of water on it, thus can be removed with the help of soap or detergent.

Soap formation takes place with the involvement of potassium hydroxide or sodium hydroxide with triglyceride while triglycerides consist of glycerol and 3 fatty acid.

Explanation

Given:

Fatty acid anions make good soaps because they have both a ____ portion that is miscible with water and a ____ portion that is miscible with grease.

The long chains of fatty acid get attach to grease molecule and forms micelle...

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