Soaps and detergents

Difference between soaps and detergents

  • Soap is defined as a metallic salt of a fatty acid.
  • designed to clean.
  • contains an aliphatic or straight chain carbon skeleton

  • Detergents are generally of synthetic origin.
  • Theyre generally not made insoluble by mineralized so called hard water
  • detergents can contain an aromatic ring or rings.

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