Can detergents detect if the water is hard or soft?

Asked by ashok sharma | 24th Feb, 2012, 10:00: PM

Expert Answer:

Yes. Some laundry detergents do not produce as many suds in hard water, these are likely to be soap-based products and do not work as well in hard-water as detergent based products. 

Hard water affects the chemistry of the action between detergents and water to prevent it from forming a good lather. This can affect the cleaning power of the detergent and reduce its effectiveness. 

Answered by  | 26th Feb, 2012, 09:45: AM

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