What is the chemical reaction between hydrocarbon and sodium hydroxide?

I was wondering what is the chemical reaction between hydrocarbon and sodium hydroxide when they react with each other. I can not find it on the internet that's why I asked y'all. Thanks

Kiteman3 years ago

Depends on the hydrocarbon.

+1.

Surely vegetable oil is a "hydrocarbon"

Depending on how strict you are at applying the definition (strictly speaking, hydrocarbons have only hydrogen and carbon in their molecules).

If you're going to be fussy, vegetable oil is a triglyceride.

Burf3 years ago

As far as I know, under normal conditions sodium hydroxide doesn't react at all with hydrocarbons.

What I am sure of is that sodium hydroxide used to be used to remove sulfer compounds from crude oil but is now pretty much banned worldwide because of the waste products' toxicity.