Lesson Flashcards: Detergents

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Detergents

A class of substances with cleaning properties that have a hydrophobic tail and a hydrophilic head

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Hydrophilic

A molecule or part of a molecule that sticks to water about as well as water sticks to itself

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Hydrophobic

A molecule or part of a molecule that sticks to water to a lesser degree than water sticks to itself

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Anionic detergent

A type of detergent that contains an anionic head group

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