Define the Following Term with a Suitable Example in Each: Cationic Detergents - Chemistry

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Define the following term with a suitable example in each:
Cationic detergents

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Solution

Cationic detergents are quarternary ammonium salts of amines with acetates, chlorides or bromides. Cationic part possesses a long hydrocarbon chain and a positive charge on nitrogen atom.
Cetyltrimethylammonium bromide is a cationic detergent and is used in hair conditioners.

Concept: Cleansing Agents - Synthetic Detergents
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