- May 23, 2014
- Reaction score
Using the chart below, what would be the sap value of Bacuri butter if you're using sodium hydroxide?
So 1.403 is a fixed number?To saponify any fat, you will need to count out "X" molecules of KOH or the same "X" molecules of NaOH. If you could do that -- actually count the molecules -- and weigh them, you will find the KOH molecules will weigh 1.403 more than the same number of NaOH molecules.
A chemist would say it this way -- 1.403 is the ratio of the molecular weight of KOH divided by the molecular weight of NaOH.