ICSE - X - Chemistry - Study of Compounds - Ammonia and Nitric Acid
Which property of ammonia makes it a good cleaning agent
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.
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