Why is common salt solution added to the saponification mixture?

Asked by Simran K | 23rd Feb, 2014, 01:19: PM

Expert Answer:

After the saponofication process is complete, the soap is precipitated as salt of sodium.
The product of saponification is a carboxylate which is a salt.
Thus, to precipitate the soap, the common salt solution is added to the saponification mixture.

Answered by  | 24th Feb, 2014, 10:58: AM

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