Advantages of soapless detergents over soap
Advantages of soapless detergents over soap;1. They lather easily with hard water since the corresponding calcium and magnesium salts are soluble in water due to lack of the carboxylate ions.2. Are mainly prepared from non-food raw materials.3. They do not react with acidic water.Note:- Soapless detergents with branched chain alkyl groups are not easily broken down by bacteria and are therefore the cause of frothing in sewerage plants, rivers etc.- Consequently modern industry is overcoming this disadvantage by making the detergents from alkylbenzene with straight chain alkyl groups.