What Are Soaps?

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Soaps are salts of fatty acids. They are mixtures of various sodium salts that are made of compounds from natural oils or fats. Soaps are mostly used with water for cleaning, and often occur in form of a solid bars or in liquid form.
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According to the Centennial History of Missouri, William Waltke became a sole proprietor in 1860 when he left Becker & Brand, a soap manufacturing company in St. Louis, to establish
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Salt of fatty acid used for cleaning and washing.
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A mild soap would generally be made from oil and lye. It would not be a detergent. Most commercial soaps are not exactly soap but a mixture of detergents and fragrances. Mild soap
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theres lye in it therefor its basic.
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soap
[sohp]
NOUN
1.
a substance used for washing and cleansing purposes, usually made by treating a fat with an alkali, as sodium or potassium hydroxide, and consisting chiefly of the sodium or potassium salts of the acids contained in the fat.
2.
any metallic salt of an acid derived from a fat.
3.
Slang. money, especially as used for bribery in politics.
4.
Slang. soap opera
VERB (USED WITH OBJECT)
5.
to rub, cover, lather, or treat with soap.
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Soap is a substance that is used with water for washing and cleaning, made of a compound of natural oils or fats with sodium hydroxide or another strong alkali, and usually perfumed and colouring added. It can also refer to a salt of a fatty acid.
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