12th Class Chemistry Chemistry in Everyday Life

  • question_answer 27) What arebiodegradable and non-biodegradable detergents? Give one exapmle or each. 

    Answer:

    Biodegradable detergentsCleansing agents or detergentswhich are decomposed by microbes are called biodegradabledetergents. Their molecules have less branching. Examples: Sodium n-dodecyl benzene sulphonate. Soap is also a biodegradabledetergent (not synthetic). Such detergents do not create waterpollution. Non-biodegradable detergents These detergents are not decomposedby microbes and called non-biodegradable. When go to water sources,they create water pollution. These have more branching in theirstructure. Example: Most of the synthetic detergents.      

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