explain the cleansing action of soaps

Asked by  | 13th Mar, 2013, 11:55: AM

Expert Answer:

A soap molecule has an ionic part and a non-ionic part. A soap molecule structure is like a tadpole, where its tail indicates the long chain of saturated hydrocarbons (non-ionic) part and the head indicates the ionic part (containing ions).

Answered by  | 13th Mar, 2013, 12:24: PM

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