Surfactants, soaps, and detergents
Soap Mixture of sodium salts with naturally occurring fatty acids (vegetable or animal origin). Produced through base catalyzed ester hydrolysis. Head is a carboxyl group. Conjugate acids are weak acids. Detergent Contain synthetic surfactants, a builder and other additives (i.e. bleach, enzymes, water softeners). Head is a sulfonate group.