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Describe the structure of a soap molecule with the help of a diagram.

Solution

A molecule of soap has a tadpole like structure and is made up of two parts, a long hydrocarbon part and a short ionic part. The hydrocarbon part of the soap molecule is soluble in grease and oil but remains insoluble in water (hydrophobic), whereas the short ionic group is soluble in water (hydrophilic) because of the polar nature of the water molecules.
The structure of a soap molecule is as follows:

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 Lakhmir Singh Solution for Chemistry for Class 10 (2019 Exam) (2018 to Current)
Chapter 4: Carbon And Its Compounds
Q: 49.2 | Page no. 265

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