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Subject: How does soap break the surface tension of water?

Date: Sun Oct 4 17:13:06 1998
Posted by Joy
Grade level:
School: UMass Dartmouth
City: N. Dartmouth State/Province: MA
Country: USA
Area of science: Physics
ID: 907539186.Ph

I had an argument with a friend about how soap works. We did a little 
research and found out that soap works by breaking the surface 
tension of water. My friend believes that it is the soap bubbles that 
make that happen, I don't agree with her. Can you help us resolve 
this issue?

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