Which Detergent Breaks Up Oil The Best

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Which Detergent Breaks up Oil the Best?


The main reason for doing this project is to find out which detergent breaks up oil the best. An oil is any neutral, nonpolar chemical substance that is a viscous liquid at ambient temperatures and is both hydrophobic and lipophilic. Oils have a high carbon and hydrogen content and are usually slippery and greasy like.

The Tide detergent was created in 1943 with the combination of synthetic surfactants and “builders”. The builders helped the synthetic surfactants penetrate the clothes more deeply to attack greasy, difficult stains. Tide was introduced to test markets in October 1946 as the world’s first heavy-duty detergents. Tide detergents was improved 22 times during its first 21 years on the market, and Procter & Gamble’s still strives for perfection.

The Arm & Hammer detergent is a registered trademark of Church & Dwight, an american manufacturer of household products. It used to be only associated with baking soda and washing soda, but they began to expand the brand to other products in the 1970s using baking soda as a deodorizing ingredient, including …show more content…

I will purchase all the materials for the experiment and then perform the experiment. I will pour oil in three bowls and then out each detergent in a bowl. Pictures will be taken after each detergent is in a bowl. I will also observe all three bowls after and se which detergent broke up the oil the best. All data will be recorded in the data table.


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