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# Bromination of Palmitic Acid

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​Palmitic acid is one of the most common fatty acids found in animal and plants. It is a saturated fatty acid with 16 carbons. It was first isolated from the palm tree, hence its name is given as palmitic acid. It is used in the manufacture of soap.

What product do we get when palmitic acid is treated with $P{ Br }_{ 3 }$, ${ Br }_{ 2 }$ and ${ H }_{ 2 }O$ ?

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