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2. Most cleaning agents (cleansers, soaps, and the like) tested in Part B are best classified asa. neutralb. acidicc. basicExplain your answer:

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2. Most cleaning agents (cleansers, soaps, and the like) tested in Part B are best classified as

a. neutral
b. acidic
c. basic

Explain your answer:

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Step 1

Acidic or basic character of solutions are given by their pH values,

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Step 2

Cleansers, soaps and the like are used in the industries are identified as anionic surfactants.  For example sodium lauryl sulphate used as a surfactant in cleaning formulations.

According to Arrhenius and Bronsted-Lowery acid-base concept these anionic surfactants are bases.

Cleaning agents that were tested in part B had a pH value higher than 7 so they are classified as basic.

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Option (c) basic is the correct an...

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