Why is unsaturated fatty acids are added in soap

Asked by sweetykhatri99254 | 27th Feb, 2020, 03:40: PM

Expert Answer:

Soaps are the detergents which are made up of sodium or potassium salts of long chain fatty acids.
Example: stearic, oleic and palmitic acids.
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.

Answered by Ramandeep | 27th Feb, 2020, 06:34: PM