Properties of Soaps and Detergents - Small Group Learning Kit
Chemistry Educational Materials
Consumer Chemistry Learning Activities
How are Soaps Different?
- Small group learning kit
- Student copymasters and teacher guide included
Though similar in function, soaps and detergents differ in chemistry and performance. Students will examine the similarities and differences in the properties of soap, hand dishwashing detergent, and machine dishwashing detergent, all provided in the kit. Activities include testing pH, examining the effect of soap and detergent on the surface tension of water, foaming ability, fat emulsification, and the performance of soap and detergent in hard water.