Soaps and Detergents


This is part of the HSC Chemistry course under the topic Reactions of Organic Acids and Bases.

HSC Chemistry Syllabus

  • investigate the structural formulae, properties and functional group including: – esters

  • investigate the structure and action of soaps and detergents

Structure and Action of Soaps and Detergents

In this video we will be discussing saponification – production of soaps from triglycerides. The video also explores the structure and action of soaps and various types of synthetic detergents, as well as their advantages and disadvantages.




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