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Why Do They Differ in Their Actions? - Chemistry

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Why do they differ in their actions?

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Soaps are sodium or potassium salts of long-chain carboxylic acids. ... Detergents are ammonium or sulphonate salts of long-chain carboxylic acids. Detergents have better cleansing action as compared to soaps. Detergents are made from petrochemicals.

Concept: Properties
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Selina Concise Science Chemistry 1 Class 9 ICSE
Chapter 9 Practical Work
Exercise 9 (C) | Q 5.2 | Page 153
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