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Hydrogenation of vegetable oils

Discussion in 'Science' started by MrsBridgewater, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. MrsBridgewater

    MrsBridgewater New commenter

    Just wondering if anyone has a video of this, either the 'real life' industrial scale process or a graphic representation that I could beg, borrow or steal?

    I've had a quick search on you tube, and the resources section here, but not found anything.

  2. emkay

    emkay New commenter

    Don't know if this will help but I've used it teaching the AQA science course on fats ...

  3. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    Diabolical process generating new compounds unknown to biology that they hoped human digestive tracts might metabolise. All in the name of long life cakes and grease for applying to bread prior to the jam.
    .... and for years people went along with the food manufacturers and bought stuff adulterated with this foul mess.
  4. MrsBridgewater

    MrsBridgewater New commenter

    Well, yes, but despite that it is on the AQA syllabus so I have to teach it. The lesson will mention the health implications, but I still need to teach what the syllabus calls 'Hardening' of a vegetable oil (far fewer giggles if they referred to it as hydrogenation).

    Thank you to the previous poster for the link!

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