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David from Roseland, Virginia writes

What is the difference between "ionic" and "non-ionic" surfactants?

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Ionic When the hydrophilic part of the surfactant consists of a negatively charged group like a sulphonate, sulphate or carboxylate the surfactant is called ionic. Basic soaps are ionic surfactants. NonIonic A surfactant with a non-charged hydrophilic part, e.g. ethoxylate, is non-ionic.

Answer last updated on: 07/17/2013

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