. What is the difference between the chemical composition of soaps and detergents


What is the difference between the chemical composition of soaps and detergents. State in brief the action of soaps in removing an oily spot from a short. Why are soaps not considered suitable for washing where water is hard

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Different between the chemical composition of soaps and detergents

Soap Detergents
Soaps are sodium or potassium salts of some long chain carbodylic acids Soaps do not form with hard water. Detergents generally ammonium are or sulphonate salts of long chain carboxylic acids. Detergents form even with hard water.
Soaps are biodegradable substance. Soaps are mild cleaning agents Detergents are non-biodegradable substance. Detergents are cleaning strong agents

 

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