saponification lab - Melissa Ho Saponification Lab Introduction For this laboratory report triglycerides were saponified(hydrolyzed in basic solution to

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Melissa Ho Saponification Lab Introduction For this laboratory report, triglycerides were saponified (hydrolyzed in basic solution to produce soap and glycerol. This saponification reaction was observed and the properties of the soap produced were examined. This soap was used in a process of acidification to isolate a mixture of fatty acids. Furthermore, this laboratory report helped us gain an understanding of the cleansing action of soaps and detergents in hard and soft water. Chemical Responsibility As always in a chemistry lab, one must wear safety goggles as a precaution to protect the eyes from accidents that could occur. There are hazards involving certain liquids in this experiment, such as Hydrochloric acid, which should be washed off immediately if they come into contact with one’s skin. The hazardous liquids must be discarded into hazardous waste bottle. The other chemicals used should also be used with caution. Lastly, all broken glass should be discarded into the broken glass box located in the lab. Answers to Post Lab Questions 1. This salt is soluble in water. See attachment for structure.
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