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Which of the following is used in the saponification reaction ?

Option: 1

Strong acid

Option: 2


Option: 3


Option: 4

Strong base

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As we learnt ,


Saponification -

Alkaline hydrolysis of esters.

- wherein

RCOOR'+NaOH(ag)\rightarrow RCOONa+R'OH


 Saponification is a type of chemical reaction where ester molecules are cleaned to produce a carboxylic acid and alcohol fuctional group.


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