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Tue March 13, 2012 By:

write down the balanced equation for the saponification reaction ?

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Wed March 14, 2012
Soaps containing sodium salts are formed by heating fat (i.e., glyceryl ester of fatty acid) with aqueous sodium hydroxide solution. This reaction is known as saponification.
 
The balanced equation for the saponification reaction is:
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