what is the difference between the structure of soapy detergent and saopless detergent to classify them ? is it a must for soapy detergent to contain COO-
as the hydrophilic end while SO3- (sulphonate) or SO4- (sulphate group)??
By the way, if we want to treat the oil spill on the sea, should we use soapy or soapless detergent given that only one of these two could be picked. and why?
More questions to ask
- why straight chained detergent is biodegradable while non-biodegradable for the branched chained one?