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
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?