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John Goodson Calculation of the Percent Yield of Saturated Fat from Transfer Hydrogenation of Olive Oil Introduction: In this experiment, olive oil, which is an unsaturated fat, will undergo hydrogenation through the transfer of hydrogen from cyclohexene. Transfer hydrogenation occurs with the transfer of the hydrogen atoms from the hydrogen source, in this case cyclohexene, to the target. The addition of hydrogen will saturate the olive oil to produce shortening. Such alkenes and alkynes can be hydrogenated using hydrogen gas in the presence of a catalyst such as palladium, platinum, or nickel. Palladium will be used in this experiment. Hydrogen gas is difficult and dangerous to handle, though, and transfer hydrogenation affords an easier and safer way to carry out hydrogenation. We will also be calculating the theoretical and percent yields of the product. The theoretical yield is given by a balanced equation of the reaction.
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