Properties of soaps and detergents - Bihar PSC Exam Notes
Properties of soaps and detergents. Soap – Characteristics And Uses. Soaps are excellent cleansing agents and have good biodegradability. A serious drawback which reduces their general use, is the tendency for the carboxylate ion to react with Ca+ and Mg+ ions in hard water.The result is a water insoluble salt which can be deposited on clothes and other surfaces.