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Chapter 15, Problem 61E
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You are planning a backpacking trip and notice soap marked “biodegradable” at the camping store. It costs four times as much as normal soap. Should you buy it? Why or why not?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Whether a soap marked ‘biodegradable’ should to be bought or not and the reason behind this are to be explained.

Concept Introduction:

Soap molecules have polar and non-polar sides, which help in the dissolution of non-polar molecules to the non-polar side and polar molecules to the polar side.

Soap molecules with straight chains are biodegradable.

Biodegradable soaps can be degraded back into soil.

Explanation of Solution

Soap molecules have polar and non-polar sides, which help in the dissolution of non-polar molecules to the non-polar side and polar molecules to the polar side. Soap molecules with straight chains are biodegradable...

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