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“Soapy” feel of bases

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:32 pm
by Artin Allahverdian 2H
Dr. Lavelle refers to bases as having a “soapy” feel. Why is it exactly that causes bases to feel this way and what is its significance?

Re: “Soapy” feel of bases

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:38 pm
by Ana Pedreros
Bases feel soapy because they dissolve the fatty acids and oils on your skin. When a base is mixed with the fatty acids, soap is produces. This is significant because its a characteristic of a base.

Re: “Soapy” feel of bases

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:42 pm
by 405169322
The soapy feel is associated with the base's ability to dissolve oils and fatty acids on your skin which removes friction, leading to a slippery/soapy feel.

Re: “Soapy” feel of bases

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:24 pm
by Liza Hayrapetyan-3K
Because they dissolve fatty acids and the oils on your skin, bases give a "soapy-like" feel.

Re: “Soapy” feel of bases

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:45 pm
by George Ghaly 2L
Bases have the unique ability of dissolving acids, therefore when they interact with our oily skin, a slippery feel is produced.

Re: “Soapy” feel of bases

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:05 pm
by Vana Mirzakhani 3I
Also, to add on, bases are alkaline and as long they are so, a "soapy" feel of bases will result