what is reichert-meissl number?

what is reichert-meissl number?..

Answer / akhila

It is the number of millilitres of 0.1N KOH required to
neutralise the soluble volatile fatty acids derived from 5
gm of fat.
the reichert-meissel number measures the quantity of short
chain fatty acids in the fat molecule.
the reichert-meissel number of coconut and palmoils range
between 5 and 8.

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