Questions For Review And Discussion

  1. Describe the features of the typical legume flower and fruit.
  2. Identify the parts of a peanut in a shell.
  3. Identify die key markings of a seed and seedling.
  4. What is the role of legumes in the nitrogen cycle?
  5. What is the diagnostic test for the presence of lipids?
  6. What makes a triglyceride a fat? An oil?
  7. What property of oils is important in determining a good drying oil?
  8. What is the iodine number? How does the iodine number rctlcct the degree of unsaturation in an oil?
  9. What is saponification? Chemically, what is a soap?

Cavitch, S. M. 1997. The soapmakers companion: A comprehensive jjuide with recipes, techniques know-how. Pownal (VT): Storey Books.

Lcvctin, K., and K. McMahon. 1999. Plants and society, 2d ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Snvdcr, C. H. 1998. Ihc extraordinary chemistry of ordinary things, 3d ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

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