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Soaps and Detergents

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Soaps and detergents help clean everything from dirty hands to soiled laundry. Ask questions about their chemical properties and uses around the house.
We used to keep a block of paraffin wax wrapped in cheescloth. Once in awhile, we would run the hot iron over the wax and wipe off the residue. This resulted in a slick, clean iron. To remove melted plastic and fabrics, heat at low setting just until material softens, and scrape off with a smooth …
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You get a water purifier or a softener. (A water softener wont "neutralize detergents from domestic grey water." Indeed, a softener will do the exact opposite since hard water neutralizes many types of detergents.) Depends on what you mean by "neutralize". If you mean make the detergent no longer f…
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The Practical Answer is 'No' If you put them in a petri dish together, the soap/sperm dish would probably have fewer sperm than the null/sperm dish, so Yes. But for practical purposes, No. Soap, vinegar, lemon juice, cold water or any other thing you wash out with will not kill the sperm and prev…
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The regular powders contain bleach (which is why colours fade) and if the powder is biological, enzymes.
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If the rug is removable roll it up and take it to a self wash car wash, throw it over your car and rinse it out. If not go to a grocery store like Safeway, Giant, Weis, or a home improvement store and rent a rug doctor for the day it is anywhere from $10 - $20 US and just keep putting water on it an…
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Antibacterial cleaners By destroying the bacteria cells And also by killing the dirtyness in and out of the skin
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Sodium Nonanoyloxybenzenesulfonate
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Salt melts ice. Laundry detergent is like salt it lowers the melting temp and also creates traction
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Yes If you google detergent plants, a gazillion hits are returned on the subject of the effects of detergents on plants. Numerous experiments have shown that detergents kill plants of all types. surely detergent will kill the plants.. the reason being is detergents have the foaming agent such as so…
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Like soaps, detergents have hydrophobic or water-hating molecular chains and hydrophilic or water-loving components. The hydrophobic hydrocarbons are repelled by water, but are attracted to oil and grease. The hydrophilic end of the same molecule means that one end of the molecule will be attracted …
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There is no chemical name for soap. This is because most soaps are mixtures of compounds and would not have a chemical name.
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Please, please, please do not "strip" your furniture just to remove wax buildup. Understand that "stripping" your furniture removes its original finish all the way down to the bare wood. This is not good for your furniture and if your treasured piece is an antique, "stripping" and refinishing will d…
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Answer Detergent is a substance based on petroleum products. Soap is a waxy solid made from sodium hydroxide mixed with fats. The principal difference between soaps and detergents are in their composition. Soaps, on the whole, are made of materials found in nature, and detergents are labeled synt…
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SAFEyes and no it depends on the soap used and the method of the punishment. Use a safe real soap, ive been on the receiving end of a bar of ivory too many times. dove i belive to be safe as well and it tastes better than ivory, as for methods do not allow swallowing, use bar soap, my experience is …
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A french chemist named Michel Eugene Chevreul invented soap. He made an earlier form of it out of pig fat, salt, and oil. ) I think the Egyptians, around 2,500 wqe. You have probably gotten many answers just like this. Hope I am a little helpful! One of the first recordings of a soap like substa…
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Soap.
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Well, soap is made out of animal fat. In case you didn't know, you are rubbing your body with animal fat. May smell good, but it's animal fat. I repeat animal fat. ANIMAL FAT :)
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A surfactant is a substance that, when mixed with a liquid, reduces its surface tension. There are usually two or more surfactants in a bar of soap.
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i dont know thats why im asking you idiots
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where in the Portland, Oregon area can I buy camay soap?
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Make Stuff Website:Vanilla and Almond SoapThis soap is great for removing dirt and oil from the skin without drying. Vanilla gives it a delicious fragrance and the ground almonds provide a beautifully textured soap. (Makes one bar.)1/3 cup whole almonds1 4-ounce bar Castile soap1/4 cup distilled wat…
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Answer Definitely yes it rips them to peices
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Neighbours is not ending the only time it ended was When it Left BBC1 to go to Channel 5.
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it is mainly fat which rubs the oil and dirt off your handsIt works as a lubricant to help bacteria slide off the skin. Interestingly, the temperature of the wash water is not that important...it is merely the vehicle which rinses away the soap & impurities.
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Answer There are constituents of certain soaps that could be harmful or fatal to a goldfish. Detergent would be far more dangerous, however, than soap.
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Apply neat washing up liquid directly onto the grease. Leave overnight and then machine wash as normal. I have used this technique on a variety of fabrics and found it highly effective.
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I've been using, experimentally at first, Mobil 1 synthetic with great results so far in a restored '40 ford 2 door. I got the idea from a friend of mine with four Packards in his collection...the oldest being a '48 and the newest a 1956 Carribean Convertible. He's been a mechanic on fire equipment …
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How Soap Works: Emulsification Soap is an emulsification agent. Oil and grease are not soluble in water (they don't dissolve in water), which is why, for instance, oil and water will separate when combined. This is because oils are non-polar molecules, but water is a polar molecule, and non-polar th…
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to wash thy body and hands. and to not smell while talking to people.
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Soaps are basically fatty acid salts, something like CH3(CH2)nCOO-Na+ where n is generally 10, 12, or 14 (11 or 13 would work also, but because of the way living organisms make fatty acids even numbers are much more common).Soap does not have a chemical formula. It is a mixture of various fatty acid…
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Just pick up a bar of soap in your supermarket and take a read of the ingredients.
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The total fatty matter in regards to soap refers to the fat substance on soap. Whole fatty matters in the soap. These fatty matters are the main ingredient of soap.
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well there is: Dove Dial
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I have a bar of Otioum soap that I received in a London Thistle Hotel. It appears that thistle Hotels sells the Otium products. They are very much like the french lemon verbina soap that I use often.
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Answer The spherical shape is the smallest surface area for a given volume. This comes about naturally when a surface under pure surface tension contains a fluid volume.
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Where to find Ariel detergentI too have been looking for Ariel detergent. I haven't found it in liquid form but I found it in powder form on http://www.mexgrocer.com/brand-ariel.html Hope this helps! Since this is a popular item in Mexico int the border states of the USA you can find this in grocery…
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The best and tested whitening soap is the Zierrebone whitening soap.It's really very effective for it has moisturizers and whitening properties that leave your skin supple,smooth,and radiantly beautiful.But beware of immitations.
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ANSWER:Yes all soaps would work. But i suggest using a product made for Male Genital Area to reduce sweating, irritation, odor, and chafing. There is a product called Gent "Act". The site is www.getgent.com and here is their description.. hope this helps:Gent "Act" is a Male Genital Deodorant. All G…
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because it has been in water and it makes the outside layer of the soap wet so if you cut a piece of sap in half and feel the middle it will not be slippery
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It is called saponification - the hydrolysis of triglycerides to remove fatty acids and glycerol.
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Soap can kill germs but can't get rid of them permanently. They will keep coming back. Don't buy 'can kill 99.9% of germs because not only does it kill bad germs, but it kills the good ones too.
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One View: L-glutathione pills need vitamin C to whiten skin, but results will show after a few months yet. Another View: Oral glutathione or L-glutathione is destroyed in your gut, and there is no medical evidence to suggest that this will whiten your skin. Raising your glutathione with the …
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Soap is comprised of salts of fatty acids. It is made from fats or oils (which are triglycerides). A typical saponification process involves reacting NaOH with a tryglyceride.
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Soap is made with water, sodium hydroxide, fats, sodium chloride, flavors, coloring agents, preservatives etc.
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You cannot make soap without a chemical. You either need sodium hydroxide or lye. However, lye can be made from wood ash [but it takes a year]. There are plants in nature that have saponates in them, such as yucca, buckeye, soapnuts, soapwort, etc... Check with an herbalist in your area to see what…
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The chemicals in detergent are poison like. You pour them in the soil and the roots absorb it.The plant mistakes it as water and nutrients.Then chemicals spread through it eventually killing it.
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Neutralizing soap is a mild soap that restores the proper Ph to the skin. Neutralizing soap is used very often in hospitals before surgery. It is also a mild enough soap to use on infants.
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Soaps Soap is a mixture of sodium salts of various naturally occurring fatty acids. Air bubbles added to a molten soap will decrease the density of the soap and thus it will float on water. If the fatty acid salt has potassium rather than sodium, a softer lather is the result. Types of Soap: The…
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Its a type of soap which kills bacteria living on your hands.  Its a type of soap which kills bacteria living on your hands.  Its a type of soap which kills bacteria living on your hands.No it is anti bacterial which means its anti bacteria it kills good and bad germs. It is like the con…
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It is important to realize that few soaps available today are actually soap. Some are detergents rather than soaps. Soaps generally are phosphate free while detergents contain phosphorous as a phosphate. The phosphate is present to improve cleaning ability and prevent the problems associated with "s…
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yes it can
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from the bleachType your answer here...
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yeah it does it kills them in 3 days
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True soap is the result of a chemical reaction (saponification) of vegetable and/or animal fats with sodium hydroxide (lye) and it retains its natural glycerin. Most commercial "soap" is actually detergent and legally cannot be labeled as soap (for example, beauty bars). They remove the natural glyc…
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Yes, you can make your own glutathione soap but it is very complicated. You will need titanium dioxide, sodium silicate, anti-bacterial liquid, moisturizer, distilled water, and apple extract. You will also need a fragrance, glutathione capsules, coconut oil, evaporated milk, and lye solution.
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Yes Lux soap is good but also it cam nake your skin dry
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They didn't or they use sharp rocks.
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No, salt does not have an effect on soap bubbles.
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Soap is made with fatty acids. Actually there are 2 types of product sold as "soap", neither of them is either acid nor alkali: conventional soap is an organo-metallic salt formed by the chemical reaction of fatty acids with lye, in a process called saponification. if not prepared correctly this can…
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yes of course the ingredients change the soap suds as well as the hardness of the bar. The harder the bar the more suds it has, this can be accomplished for example by using coconut oil instead of olive oil. http://www.naturalsoaps.com
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soap does float if it is filled with air
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Answer They are doing more to produce stronger and stronger strains of bacteria for the sake of our misguided phobias. Another moronic answer. Stronger???? look fool - the suggestion is that they provoked development of antibiotic resistance in bacteria - but numerous research studies have…
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i recommend buying it. But if you insist...soap is made by reacting fatty acids with hydroxides. The standard hydroxide is lye, but potassium hydroxide works too. There are quite a few difficulties here...start with the fact lye is the most dangerous chemical you'll find in the home. If you use t…
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THE MANUFACTURER CLEARLY STATES ON THE PRODUCT LABEL "DO NOT MIX WITH BLEACH". I SUGGEST THAT YOU FOLLOW THE MANUFACTURERS INSTRUCTIONS.Many dish detergents contain chemicals which may react with chlorine bleach. Ammonia would be one example. Bleach should not be added to the wash water ever. Bleach…
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actually, it is recommended in Japan for cosmetic reasons. you need to apply some diluted acetic acid to neutralize your hair.It is because soap can get dryness to your hair.
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The detergent which is being used because a dependent variable is what is being measured in the process.is dawn
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Soaps and detergents behave differently in hard water. Soaps form a scum in hard water and this scum will not rinse away easily and is known to turn laundry a grayish hue. The insoluble film it leaves can leave a residue on your laundry much like you would see in a shower stall where hard water is p…
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"Soap" is a chemical category rather than the name of a particular chemical compound and therefore does not have a unique chemical name. One of the commonest compounds in soap made from animal fat is sodium stearate.
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This really depends on what you mean by germs. The most common intent behind the word is bacteria and viruses (virii). Also of concern are spores and fungi (fungal agents). You can search resources like Wikipedia, WebMD.com, or MayoClinic.com for information on these various agents, and on the effec…
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Ingesting lye is very toxic and can cause death if you do not seek medical treatment right away. It can affect your skin, heart, blood, eyes, ears, nose, throat, airway, lungs, and stomach.
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To start from the beginning, a detergent is a molecule chain that attaches itself to unwanted stuff. Detergents also have other molecules to break the surface tension of the water witch helps the cleaning process. To directly answer your question, solubility is the primary factor in this. At variou…
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Soft soaps tend to be more soluble unlike hard soap. Some of its examples are dishwashing liquids, body soap and liquid hand soap.
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The chemical formula for "detergent" really depends on what you mean by the word. By itself the word does not connotate any specific formula.Commercial detergents are made up of many different chemical compounds (different surfactants, colorants, pH modifiers, chlorinated and non-chlorinated whitene…
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soap lowers the surface tensions of water, making water wetter and more able to remove soil and dirt.
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Soaps being detergent in nature, consist mainly of sodium hydroxide and fatty acids (glycerol). Thus, they are expected to constitute of sodium (Na) oxygen (O) hydrogen (H) carbon (C); in addition to other ingredients or impurities
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Soap is composed of different compounds, dyes, fragrances, etc. Because of this, there is no chemical formula for soap. There is a bit more.Most soaps are sodium salts of long-chain carboxylic acids such as stearic acid, so the formula for this component is: Na+ (C18H35O2)-
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most of the time white stuff seperates out. What used to be a homogenous mixture no longer can be considered a solution. Often times heavier liquids will settle to the bottom. I think the soap is still good if you can get it to mix again.
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Yes, soap can go bad because it has fat in it, and that fat will eventually go rancid, just like any other fat. You can help prevent this from happening by storing it in cool, dark places.
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The salt reacts with the water that would go toward acting as a solvent for the organic molecule. The inorganic salt is more "thirsty" than the organic molecule and deprives the soap of sufficient water to keep it soluble. This causes the soap to precipitate.
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By the formation of ethanol + ethanoic acid gives ester...Sodium or potassium salt f high carboxylic acid
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Answer beacause they are gay
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liquid hand soap was made in 1865
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Detergents can break down water surface tension and affect the pH of the soil affecting water and nutrient uptake. They can also damage the root hairs of the plant inhibiting or preventing water and nutrient uptake. Normally the first signs of this are wilting of the plant.
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Strictly speaking, we do not "need" soap. The human race survived very well without it for thousands of years.Having soap makes our lives a lot easier. Every day, our skin sheds billions of dead cells. Bacteria grow on our skins, we sweat, we get residue of air pollution on our skins when we go o…
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soap is a compound
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the answer is coast
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Lye soap is no more poisonous than any other soap. Of course you wouldn't want to eat it. It's perfectly safe to wash with Please related link below.
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yes because detergent is poisious to most all living things
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Laundry detergent is made of proteins, enzymes to remove dirt and grime, color enhancers, brightener chemicals and oxygen and borax.
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Justin Bieber invented Liquid Soap in 2010 Bc.
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There are many dish soaps that have long lasting suds. They include: Joy Dishwashing Soap Palmolive Dawn Liquid Dish Soaps Ivory Dish Soap Natural Home Dish Soap Ajax Liquid Dish Soaps Mandarin Coriander Dishwashing Liquid J.R. Watkins Natural Liquid Dish Soaps Shaklee Dish Soap
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'If you have ever wondered how does soap clean, you have found out that you need to learn a bit of molecular chemistry first. Here is a short version of the process. Molecules are groups of two or more similar atoms that are electrically bonded together. It was once thought that molecules wer…
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Soap washes off all the bacteria and grease off your hands and where ever else you use it!
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Answer Soap is made up of a hydrophobic carbon chain with a hydrophilic (polar) head. This carbon chain attaches to the bacteria/germs and the water pulls the molecules away with the germs attached to it down the drain. In essence, the germs are not 'killed' but merely removed.
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