Solar energy questions

IB Chemistry: Solar energy questions

1. A triglyceride can be prepared from the esterification reaction between propane-1,2,3-triol (glycerol) and palmitic acid.The structure of palmitic acid is given in Section 34 of the data booklet.(a) State the equation for the formation of this triglyceride.(b) Explain why vegetable oils, such as the triglyceride above, cannot be used as diesel fuel.(c) Vegetable oils can be converted into biodiesel by transesterification.Deduce...

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