why bases feel soapy in touch

Asked by  | 13th May, 2012, 01:48: PM

Expert Answer:

Our skin has natural oils and lipids.When bases come into contact of skin then it form soap by the process known as saponification in which alkalies or bases react with oil or fat to produce soap.So,it feels soapy.

Answered by  | 15th May, 2012, 02:08: AM

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