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The most commonly used alkalis in washing powder are caustic soda and caustic potash. They are chemically produced by running electricity through salt water.

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Q: What type of alkali is in washing powder?
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Is washing powder an acid or a base?

Yes, it is. You can tell weather something is an Alkali, Neutral pr acid via the pH scale or, you can tell if something is an alkali from its consistency; if it is sludgy (like washing-up liquid), it is an alkali. So, I am under the influence that washing-up POWDER is too, an alkali.J.S.P. Aged 11

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pH 10 to 11 so it's an alkali

What will happen if you add washing powder to litmus?

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Washing up liquid, is a main one. Also, washing up powder. Im not sure of any others.

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The examples of the alkali are the washing products, soap, shampoo, and the washing up liquids.

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Do washing powder contain acid?

Washing powder doesn't contain acids.

Is washing soda is an acid or alkali?

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Is washing up liquid an acid or an alkali?

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Is washing soda an acid or an alkali?

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