University Chemistry ›› 2019, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (8): 92-95.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201812019

Special Issue: 化学科普(2019)

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Mr. Vegetable Oil's Magical Journey

Haibo ZHANG1,*(),Yunling BAI2   

  1. 1 National Demonstration Center for Experimental Chemistry Education, College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, P. R. China
    2 School of Humanities and Arts, Wuhan College of Media and Communications, Wuhan 430205, P. R. China
  • Received:2018-12-25 Accepted:2019-01-16 Published:2019-02-25
  • Contact: Haibo ZHANG
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Saponification of oils and its related products play an important role in human life and industrial production. Herein, this paper personifies the saponification reaction of oils, introduces its transformation physical and chemical principles and related properties, and enables readers to understand relevant chemical theories and knowledge while simultaneously enjoy the great fun of reading this story.

Key words: Vegetable oil, Surface tension, Saponification


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