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Polymers, Proteins and Soaps

Chemistry (Year 12)

Soaps and Detergents

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Melanie Gamble

Soaps and Detergents


Soaps are made through a process called saponification.

Saponification is a type of ester hydrolysis, where an ester reacts with water to form a carboxylic acid and an alcohol. This process is typically catalysed by an acid or a base.


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