Water does not easily remove grease from dirty hands

Introductory Chemistry | 5th Edition | ISBN: 9780321910295 | Authors: Nivaldo Tro

Problem 106P Chapter 12

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Problem 106P

PROBLEM 106P

Water does not easily remove grease from dirty hands because grease is nonpolar and water is polar; therefore they are immiscible. The addition of soap, however, results in the removal of the grease. Examine the structure of soap shown here and explain how soap works.

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Solution 106P

Here, we are going to explain how does shop work to remove grease.

Step 1:

Soap consists of two different ends. One end of the soap molecule is hydrophobic and one end consists of hydrophilic group.

Step 2:

Grease, oil and water don't mix with each other. They are immiscible to each other. When soap is added to the grease, it break ups the grease into smaller drops, which can mix with the water.

Step 3 of 3

Chapter 12, Problem 106P is Solved
Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
Edition: 5
Author: Nivaldo Tro
ISBN: 9780321910295

The full step-by-step solution to problem: 106P from chapter: 12 was answered by Patricia, our top Chemistry solution expert on 05/06/17, 06:45PM. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Introductory Chemistry, edition: 5. Introductory Chemistry was written by Patricia and is associated to the ISBN: 9780321910295. The answer to “Water does not easily remove grease from dirty hands because grease is nonpolar and water is polar; therefore they are immiscible. The addition of soap, however, results in the removal of the grease. Examine the structure of soap shown here and explain how soap works.” is broken down into a number of easy to follow steps, and 45 words. This full solution covers the following key subjects: grease, SOAP, Water, nonpolar, explain. This expansive textbook survival guide covers 19 chapters, and 2045 solutions. Since the solution to 106P from 12 chapter was answered, more than 328 students have viewed the full step-by-step answer.

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