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Tamera Scott 1G
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Bases

Postby Tamera Scott 1G » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:26 pm

Can someone explain what makes bases have a soapy feel again?

Krisdylle Repollo 4H
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Re: Bases

Postby Krisdylle Repollo 4H » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:29 pm

The alkali in the base makes it feel soapy. I think Professor Lavelle gave an example during class like if you run your hands under water but it still feels soapy (even though you're not using soap) it's because of the alkali in the water.

Michael_Navarro_1H
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Re: Bases

Postby Michael_Navarro_1H » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:12 pm

There are soft salts that dissociates in water that gives water the soapy feel

Sreyes_1C
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Re: Bases

Postby Sreyes_1C » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:20 pm

bases also react with acids on human skin, which influences how they feel

Gabriel Ordonez 2K
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Re: Bases

Postby Gabriel Ordonez 2K » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:55 pm

As Dr. Lavelle explained, the soapy feeling is attributed to the soft salts already present in the water.


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