a chemical equation which illustrates hydrogenation of vegetable oil?
- 1 decade agoBest answer
CH2=CH2 + H2 (+ Ni catalyst) => CH3-CH3
This basically represents a unsaturated molecule (like vegetable oil) being hydrogenated to a saturated molecule (containing no double bonds).
Margarine is made by hydrogenating vegetable oil so it becomes less unsaturated (because hydrogenation gives it more single bonds)
- huntLv 43 years ago
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- 1 decade ago
vegetable is a glycerol. it reacts with hydrogen in the presence of a nickel catalyst margarine is formed at high temp. and pressure.