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(C) Why Have Detergents Replaced Soap as a Washing Agent? - Science

Why have detergents replaced soap as a washing agent?

 
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Detergents have replaced soap as a washing agent because they do not form insoluble calcium and magnesium salts (scum) in hard water. Solubility of detergents, even in hard water, is better than a soap. Detergents also froth well.

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Lakhmir Singh Class 10 Chemistry (Science)
Chapter 4 Carbon And Its Compounds
Q 38.3 | Page 264
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