What is saponification in soap making?

What is saponification in soap making?   What is soap? Soaps are sodium or potassium salts of long-chain fatty acids The general formula of a soap can be written as RCOO–Na+ or RCOO–K+, where R is an alkyl group usually containing 12 or 18 carbon atoms. R can be saturated or unsaturated. Soap Formula Sodium … Read more