Why are detergents better than soaps for laundering?


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Soaps and detergents are agents that successfully remove impurities from the surface of the material, and prevent their subsequent return. Soaps are mixtures of sodium or potassium salts of higher fatty acids. They are formed by the saponification reaction, by the basic hydrolysis of fats or oils. The disadvantage of soap is that it reacts with minerals in hard water and forms a white, powdery curd that strengthens the fabric.

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