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    Anyone care to help me with the blank bits. Im not sure how to draw the lipid or the product. Thanks
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    (Original post by Plantagenet Crown)
    Where's the question?
    Tried uploading an image didn't work so I shall write it out...


    3ai) The structure of the fatty acid in a lipid is CH3(CH2)16COOH

    Write an equation for the saponification of this lipid with hot potassium hydroxide
    Not sure with this bit I think it is stearic acid but yeah apart from that I am unsure
    ii) Give the use of the produce: Used for soaps I said

    bi. Write an equation for the trans esterificiation reaction of this lipid with potassium hydroxide and methanol.

    ii Give a use of the product. - Biodiesel
 
 
 
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