Questions tagged [saponification]

Saponification is the conversion of lipids into soap and alcohol by the action of heat in the presence of aqueous alkali. Soaps are salts of fatty acids.

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Producing soap from sodium carbonate and oil

Can we get soap by mixing $\ce{Na2CO3}$ from seaweeds with oil? I am not good at chemistry and saw this in the anime Dr. Stone. I just want to know if it is true or not.
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Saponification side reactions

When soap is made from triglycerides and NaOH reacting, is saponification the only reaction that occurs or are there other side reactions. Information concerning this issue seems slim online
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Gelatination of solution in saponification

When I performed a saponification experiment in school, I added some ethanol to the solution (glycerol ester fatty acid + sodium hydroxide) to change the equilibrium of the reaction. (Molecules of ...
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Saponification value of a fat/oil

The saponification value of a fat was determined by adding $\pu{9.0 g}$ of the fat to flask containing $\pu{50.0 cm3}$ of $\pu{1.00 M}$ ethanolic potassium hydroxide. The remaining solution was ...
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Why does bleach feel slippery?

My high-school chemistry teacher taught us the mantra "bases are slippery-soapy-slimy!" This question and this answer in Quora say this is due to saponification - conversion of lipids from the top ...
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Concerted mechanism of saponification

The energetics of the mechanism of saponification were previously under debate, but I will admit, I misrepresented a point. Here is the revised mechanism of saponification proposed by someone other ...