This course introduce students to the background of lipids, definitions and classification. It also educate students on the chemistry of fats, oils and waxes and phospholipids as well as analysis of fats and oils with emphasis on the scope of fats and oils industries in Nigeria.

Other areas of study are; Detergents (Introduction to Soapy and Soapless detergents. Synthesis of Soapy and Soapless detergents), Mechanism of cleansing action of detergents, Biodegradability of syndets and critical survey of problems and prospects of raw materials in Nigeria.