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THE CHEMISTRY OF OILS AND TRIGLYCERIDES
This beautiful molecule to the left is a
triglyceride. It is a molecule with a glycerol
g [or glycerine) backbone and three fatty
I ' ' I. .’ acids
Why do salt + oil make a scrub
and salt + water make a mist?
like dissolves like
What about essential oils?
Why do we add witch hazel or alcohol?
Important Fact About Activity
(Drug, Nutraceutical, Homeopathic)
Solids, Liquids and Semi-Solids
Oil and fat molecules are only weakly attracted to one
another and do not pack together as tightly as many
other materials that are solids at room temperature
Factors Affecting the Melting Point
Assignment 2 (due September 14, 2015)
This week we made several new hand/body scrubs using combinations of oils and
various salts and sugars. Based on your observations during class, answer the
1. Did the dry texture of the salt
October 6, 2015
1. The average weight of the cinnamon capsules was 0.737 g. The standard deviation of the weights
was 5.3 %. My capsules met the requirement and varied in weight by at least 5%.
2. Both the fizzy ba
First Year Seminar: Apothecary 101
College of Pharmacy
Credit hours: 1 s.h.
Class meeting schedule: Monday 5:30-7:30; 219 College of Pharmacy
(building doors lock at 6:00 pm)
Course Coordinator: Maureen Donovan
Office location: S211 Pha
August 30, 2015
This week we evaluated the effect of solubility on material performance characteristics. You
added salt to oil and made a hand & body scrub and you added salts to water and made a spray
toner. Use t