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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detergent

A detergent is a surfactant or a mixture of surfactants with cleaning properties in dilute solutions ... Synthetic detergents were first made in Germany.

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Laundry detergent, or washing powder, is a type of detergent (cleaning agent) that is added for cleaning laundry, commonly mixtures of chemical compounds ...

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A look at how soap is made with the science of Chemistry.

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Today, detergent surfactants are made from a variety of petrochemicals (derived from petroleum) and/or oleochemicals (derived from fats and oils).

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During the colonial period and the eighteenth century, Americans made their ... Although people commonly refer to laundry detergent as "soap," it is actually a ...

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While they come in different brands and prices, most detergents share the same components, which can be classified into four groups: surfactants, functional ...

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Oct 14, 2015 ... A detergent is a chemical compound or mixture of compounds used as a ... ignorant of soap's detergent properties and made use of the strigil to ...

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By using proteolytic enzymes (enzymes able to break down proteins) together with detergents, the proteinic substance can be made water-soluble or at least ...

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Soap is made in a chemical reaction between a fat and an alkali. This reaction is called saponification. The products are glycerol and soap: Names like 'sodium ...

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Jun 22, 2016 ... Environmentally friendly detergents, such as those produced by Ecover, are made with plant-based ingredients to reduce their environmental ...