Subject: How does detergent reduce the surface tension of water?
Date: Thu May 4 20:27:46 2000
Posted by John Grimes
Grade level: 10-12
School: Coombabah State High School
City: Gold Coast State/Province: Queensland
Area of science: Chemistry
What I do know is that detergent is a compound that can reduce the surface
tension of water, allowing it to more effectively wash dishes, etc. But how
does the detergent molecule do this? Why does the water wash dishes more
effectively when it has a lower surface tension?
Re: How does detergent reduce the surface tension of water?
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