Carbon & its Compounds (C10)

What happens when hydrogen is added to a vegetable oil in the presence of nickel? Name the reaction and write one difference between the physical property of the vegetable oil and the product obtained in this reaction. Write the role of nickel in this reaction.

Answer

Vegetable oil is converted into saturated fat.

Name of reaction: Hydrogenation

Vegetable oil is liquid and saturated fat is solid at room temperature.

Nickel acts as a catalyst.