Which property of ammonia makes it a good cleaning agent

Asked by lovemaan5500 | 7th Oct, 2017, 12:42: PM

Expert Answer:

Liquid ammonia is is a good cleansing agent as it is a strong base and an excellent solvent for many electrolytes, especially when a more basic medium is required or if the 
solutes react with water.  
Strong bases can such dissolve solids in clogged water pipes in households.  Ammonia is a polar molecule containing a free electron pair and therefore dissolves compounds much like 
water does.

Answered by Prachi Sawant | 9th Oct, 2017, 10:26: AM