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When an oil is treated with sodium hydroxide solution, it gets converted to sodium salt of the acid (soap) and glycerol. this reaction is called saponification.

CH-O-COC₁₇H₃₅                      CH₂OH
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CH-O-COC₁₇H₃₅ + 3NaOH ⇒ CHOH + 3C₁₇H₃₅COONa
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CH-O-COC₁₇H₃₅                       CH₂OH

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Preparation of soap is called as saponification.

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