1. is saponification reaction exothermic or endothermic?

2. is saponification reaction neutralisation reaction?

Posted by nila pavals (Mar 20, 2017 11:02 p.m.) (Question ID: 4280)

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  • Ans. (1) Saponification is an exothermic reaction. This is because heat is liberated during the process.

    (2) No. Saponifaication is not a neutralisation reaction. Neutralisation reaction is the reaction of acid with base and the product formed is salt with a water molecule. But saponification reaction does not involve formation of water molecule. Saponification is a hydrolysis reaction .

    Answered by Naveen Sharma (Mar 21, 2017 7:11 a.m.)
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