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    Soap Saponification Question

    Hi, I'm trying to understand what chemically happens when soap is made with rancid oils (fatty acids). No one ever seems able to answer it, so I'm hoping someone here can help (I'm not studying chemistry, I make soap). In a typical batch of soap, you add lye solution (NaOH+H2O) to a fatty acid...
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    Manufacturing my own soap

    Hi guys. So i want to start manufacturing my own soap. My vision is to eventually be able to supply supermarkets with my products. In my search for chemicals, i came across Isopropyl alcohol 99.5% ACS Reagent. The chemical is available for sale at I just want to find out if anyone...
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    soap properties

    I just wanted to produce a hard soap. On what ingredient does the hardness of soap depends?