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The saponification value of vegetable oil is _______

(a) Very high

(b) Very low

(c) Moderate

(d) Cannot be determined

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I'd like to ask this question from Saponification Value topic in section Lubricants of Applied Chemistry

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The correct answer is (a) Very high

Easy explanation: The saponification of vegetable oil and animal oil is very high. They are very high because it is difficult to hydrolyse them and require more amount of alkali for hydrolysis.

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