what are the difference between soaps and detergents?

Asked by  | 28th Feb, 2008, 01:13: AM

Expert Answer:

soaps are Na or K salts of long chain carboxylic acid and detergents are salt of long chain sulphonic acids. soap RcooNa detergent RSO4Na and R is a long alkyl chain.

Answered by  | 2nd Mar, 2008, 08:18: PM

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