what is mollasis and soponification?

Asked by  | 29th Dec, 2009, 12:07: PM

Expert Answer:

Molasses is a viscous byproduct of the processing of sugar cane or sugar beets into sugar.

Saponification is the hydrolysis of an ester under basic conditions to form an alcohol and the salt of a carboxylic acid (carboxylates). Saponification is commonly used to refer to the reaction of a metallic alkali (base) with a fat or oil to form soap.

Saponification is alos answered in another query in detail.

Answered by  | 30th Dec, 2009, 10:00: AM

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