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(A) Name the Reaction Which is Usually Used in the Conversion of Vegetables Oils to Fats. Explain the Reaction Involved in Detail. Write a Chemical Equation to Illustrate Your Answer. - Science

Name the reaction which is usually used in the conversion of vegetables oils to fats. Explain the reaction involved in detail. Write a chemical equation to illustrate your answer.

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Solution

 Catalytic hydrogenation is the reaction usually used to convert vegetable oils to fats. Hydrogenation is a process in which hydrogen molecules are added to an unsaturated hydrocarbon in the presence of a catalyst to obtain a saturated hydrocarbon. In this process, the double bonds are removed from the unsaturated compounds (oils).
For example: When hydrogen is added to vegetable oils (unsaturated), a saturated product called ghee (semi-solid) is obtained.

The chemical equation of this hydrogenation reaction in the presence of catalyst nickel is shown below:

`R_C = CR_2 + H_2 -> R_2 HC - CHR_2`

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Lakhmir Singh Class 10 Chemistry (Science)
Chapter 4 Carbon And Its Compounds
Q 48.1 | Page 265
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