Class 12 Chemistry Surface Chemistry Cleansing Action of Soaps

Cleansing Action of Soaps

The cleansing action of soap is due to the formation of micelle by the soap molecules in such a way that the hydrophobic part is in the oil droplet(dirt) and the hydrolphilic part projects out. Since the polar groups interact with watersurrounded by soap ions is pulled from the surface and pulled into water.

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