1. is saponification reaction exothermic or endothermic?
2. is saponification reaction neutralisation reaction?
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 .Thanks (1)