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Prelab for Synthesis of SoapChemistry 112L Section 001September 24, 20141. What is the chemical structure of a soap?
2. Why is potassium hydroxide used to make soap?
3. What property of soap allows it to remove dirt?
4. Does the type of fat used to make soap result in soap with different properties? (This is not inyour lab manual, so search elsewhere.) What would be your choice of fat to use, and why?
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Term
Spring
Professor
LEMASTER
Tags
Chemistry, Sodium hydroxide, Glycerol, Castor oil, Synthesis of Soap, ricinoleic fatty acids

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