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1)what is the name of the common commercial chemical that is always obtained from the reaction of fats and strong bases such as NaOH and KaOH.

2)What is a physical property that you can tell the difference between glyceryl trimyristate abd myristic acid that is the same color and close melting point. (not including boiling point)

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    1.) Soaps and detergents are the outcome of a fat and strong base reaction. Triglycerides break down in the presence of a strong base to form Na+ or K+ salts of the fatty acid. This reaction is called saponification “the making of soap”.

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