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Chemistry in Everyday Life

Johannes Vogel

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Chemistry in Everyday Life
13 minJUL 26
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When talking about chemistry, one of the first topics to breach is the chemistry of soap. In the time of a global pandemic, washing our hands has become second nature and at some point at the beginning the stockpiling of soap even led to shortages in some areas.


So let's talk about soap and how it does its job.




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https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seife


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soap


General Chemistry by D. D. Ebbing 5th Ed. 1996 ISBN 0-395-74415-6


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detergent


https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reinigungsmittel


https://www.quirkyscience.com/difference-soap-detergent/


https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/12/science-soap-kills-coronavirus-alcohol-based-disinfectants


https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2020/3/11/21173187/coronavirus-covid-19-hand-washing-sanitizer-compared-soap-is-dope


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemical_polarity


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solubility