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Help!!!!!! Could someone explain what happens to product molecule I’m trying to follow the pattern of the soap or biodiesel reactions but I don’t think that’s right here
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Help!!!!!! Could someone explain what happens to product molecule I’m trying to follow the pattern of the soap or biodiesel reactions but I don’t think that’s right here
The fat molecule can be thought of as an ester; it is formed from the combination of carboxylic acids and alcohols.

When a fat is hydrolysed, the Ester linkage breaks and the original carboxylic acid and alcohol are formed.

Look at the fat molecule. It is made of three carboxylic acids and a triol (propanetriol to be more specific).
What would happen if the Ester bond breaks now?
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