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Acids and Bases
Soaps and Detergents
Is a bar of soap an acid or a base?
Is soap an acid or base?
I am not sure but I believe soaps are acids, because liquid soap is an acid. ANS2: Soap is a salt formed from the reaction of sodium hydroxide with steric (octadecanoic) acid, a component of fat. Being the salt of a weak acid, it will function as a pH buffer. To answer your question, it is neither an acid or a base.
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What are the products of acid-base neutralization?
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How do you turn hard bar soap into soft soap?
The difference between a hard bar soap and a softer bar soap is the water content, and perhaps an additive like glycerin. To "convert" a hard bar soap into a soft bar soap, you essentially have to re-mill the soap. That'd be like taking a bar of hard soap, grating it into flakes, then adding a hint of water and/or glycerin, and then remolding the soap into a bar. The result would be a soft bar soap.
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Why does the turmeric stain on a white shirt turns red when washed with soap?