Give any two differences between soaps and detergents.
|1.||Soaps are salts of sodium or potassium of the long chain carboxylic acids. The ionic group present in a soap is COO-Na+.||Detergents are salts of sodium of long chain benzene, sulphonic acids or long chain alkyl hydrogensulphates. The ionic group present in a detergent is SO3-Na+.|
|2.||Soaps have weak cleansing action compared to detergents.||The cleansing action of detergents is stronger to that of soaps.|
Concept: Soaps and Detergents
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