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A.Research Questionsa.What are the components of soap?b.With which salt(s) does soap form a precipitate?Observations of ProceduresStep in the SynthesisObservationCombined Reactants in BeakerThe addition of ethyl alcohol made coconut oil clump up. NaOH caused it to slightly mix.Began Heating ReactantsMixture became thin, clear and slightly brown with lots of bubbles.Completed Heating ReactantsMixture became cream looking with a slightly thick consistencyNaCl AddedThe addition of NaCl caused mixture to solidifySolution is Vacuum FilteredThe solid component form the addition of NaCl was left behindDI Water AddedWhen soap solid used with DI water, hands felt soft and slightly sticky after drying.B. Observationsa.TablesObservation and Analyses of Soap and SaltsReaction with…NaClObservationSlightly opaque with white colorEquation for Chemical ReactionN/AFeCl3ObservationTransparent yellowEquation for Chemical Reaction3RCOONa(aq) + FeCl3(aq) (RCOO)3Fe(aq) + 3NaCl(aq)CaCl2