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Give any two differences between soaps and detergents.

 

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Sl.No Soaps  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.
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 Lakhmir Singh Solution for Chemistry Class 10 (2018 to Current)
Chapter 4: Carbon And Its Compounds
Q: 42.3 | Page no. 264

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