The boiling of fat and aqueous caustic soda is referred to as

The boiling of fat and aqueous caustic soda is referred to as
A. Hydrolysis
B. Esterification
C. Acidification
D. Saponification

Correct Option: Answer is D
Saponification is a process that involves the conversion of fat, oil, or lipid, into soap and alcohol by the action of heat in the presence of aqueous alkali. Soaps are salts of fatty acids and fatty acids are monomers of lipids that have long carbon chains e.g. sodium palmitate.

0 0 votes
Article Rating

Solutions is incorrect? Kindly leave a feedback at the comment section

Subscribe
Notify of
guest

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x
Scroll to Top

Download UTME/JAMB Past Questions in PDF format

Get 30% Off with this promo code UZK5QNHC