Module Outline

Saponification is an important organic industrial process

The structure of this trail set out below. On the left hand side is where you would go if you were to follow the Quick Tour trail, while on the right hand side are the extra places you will go if you follow the Scenic Route trail.

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Saponification Reactions
Triolein in History
Industrial Saponification
(Raw Materials)
Industrial Saponification
(Processes Intro)
Kettle Boiled Batch Saponification
Fatty Acid Neutralisation
Introducing Surfactants
Soaps in Hard Water
Soaps vs Detergents
Oil and Water Can Mix
Surfactants and Emulsions
Types of Emulsions
Detergency and Cleaning
Classification of Surfactants
Anionic Surfactants
More Uses of Anionic Surfactants
Cationic Surfactants
More Uses of Cationic Surfactants
Nonionic Surfactants
More Uses of Nonionic Surfactants
Zwitterionic Surfactants
Hybrid Surfactants
Surfactant Jargon Busters
End of Trail