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. The aggregations of fatty acid anions that form when a soap is added to water are called ________

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The given statement should be completed.

Concept Introduction:

Grease is a hydrophobic molecule which having no effect of water on it, thus can be removed with the help of soap or detergent.

Soap formation takes place with the involvement of potassium hydroxide or sodium hydroxide with triglyceride while triglycerides consist of glycerol and 3 fatty acids.

Explanation

Given:

The aggregations of fatty acid anions that form when a soap is added to water are called _____.

Micelles are the particle formed from the arrangement of hydrophobic chain of soap on cluster of dirt present on cloth. Soap molecules have long carbon chain which is hydrophobic along with polar head which is hydrophilic in nature...

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