Essay on Petroleum Conservation - ImportantIndia.com.
Coconut oil is composed of laureate, a 12 carbon chain fatty acid. When the coconut oil undergoes saponification, there is high glycerin to oil ratio which makes the fatty acid salts more soluble 3. The oils or fats used in saponification would not be soluble in water itself and the reaction cannot occur, or will occur at a much slower rate. Ethanol helps solubilize the fats and increase the ra.
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