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(C) What is the Advantage of Detergents Over Soaps for Washing Clothes? Also State One Disadvantage. - Science

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What is the advantage of detergents over soaps for washing clothes? Also state one disadvantage.

 
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 Advantages of detergents over soaps:
(1) Detergents can be used with hard water, while soaps cannot be used with hard water.
(2) The cleansing action of detergents is stronger than soaps.
(3) Detergents have a greater solubility in water as compared to soaps.

Disadvantage of detergents:
(1) Some detergents are not bio-degradable; therefore, they pollute water bodies like lakes and rivers. Soaps, on the other hand, are bio-degradable and don't cause water pollution.

Concept: Soap
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Lakhmir Singh Class 10 Chemistry (Science)
Chapter 4 Carbon And Its Compounds
Q 43.3 | Page 264

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