Explore the chemistry behind these common household products
What's the chemical difference between soaps and detergents? How are they manufactured? How do they work? Your students will answer these and other questions as they explore commonly used cleansers. They'll investigate how surfactants reduce surface tension and evaluate the efficiency of soaps and detergents in emulsifying fats. The class will also evaluate commercially available soaps and detergents for their effectiveness and efficiency in cleaning.