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What Are Soaps and Detergents? - Chemistry

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What are soaps and detergents?

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Soaps and Detergents are chemical compound or mixture of compounds used as a cleansing agent. Soap is a sodium salt or potassium salt of many combinations of fatty acids having cleansing action in water whereas Detergent surfactants are much better solutions for the cleaning purpose as the hardness of water does not affect them.

Concept: Properties
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Selina Concise Science Chemistry 1 Class 9 ICSE
Chapter 9 Practical Work
Exercise 9 (C) | Q 5.1 | Page 153
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