Why micells are not formed when soap is added to ethanol?
Asked by Rajeev Kumar | 27th Mar, 2011, 12:00: AM
Soap molecule consist of two parts, one hydrophillic and other one is hydrophobic Hydrophobic part of soap is dissolved with dirt molecule and hydrophillic remains suspended in water. Thus more molecules of soap are attached to dirt having their one end suspended in water to form a micelle. Since ethanol is not as polar as soap micelle will not be formed in other solvents such as ethanol.
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Answered by | 6th Apr, 2011, 11:54: AM
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