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Why is HP easier on FOs than CP?


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I know that it is, but I want to understand the mechanics of WHY it is? How exactly does applying a bit of warmth like that affect the lye that makes it gentler to the FOs? What does that change about the saponification process? Technical minds want to know. :cheesy2:

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With HP, you speed the saponification and thus the consumption of the free caustic to completion before adding the FO so you are sparing the FO the contact with the lye. The warmth is simply what speeds the reaction.

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