Properties of Fats and Oils

1. Saponification – It is the alkaline hydrolysis of fats and oil.

Propane-1,2,3 – triol
Propane-1,2,3 – triol

2. Hydrogenation of Oils – It is the process of adding hydrogen to the oils so as to harden them. It occurs in the presence of finely divided nickel.

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