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Question: balanced equation for preparation of soap from triacyglycerol where acyl portions derive from linolenic acid? I wanted to know, more like see, the proper equation.

Answer: This reaction is the saponification of carboxylic ester: Molecular formula equation: C57H98O6 + 3NaOH → 3 C18H31O2Na + C3H8O3 Structural equation: CH2(O2CR)CH(O2CR)CH2(O2CR) + 3NaOH → 3 NaO2CR + CH2(OH)CH(OH)CH2(OH), where O2CR = linoleate, -O2C(CH2)7 CH=CCH2CH=CH (CH2)4CH3

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