Properties of Bases

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NicoJones_1B
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Properties of Bases

Postby NicoJones_1B » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:19 pm

Does anyone know why bases have a soapy feel like Lavelle mentioned in class?

SnehinRajkumar1L
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Re: Properties of Bases

Postby SnehinRajkumar1L » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:23 pm

They react with fatty acids on the surface of your skin and produce the soapy feeling.

Kimberly Koo 2I
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Re: Properties of Bases

Postby Kimberly Koo 2I » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:24 pm

I googled this and found that bases feel soapy when we touch them because our skin has fatty acids, and the bases react with these fatty acids to actually create some soap on our skin, leading to the soapy feeling.

lilymayek_1E
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Re: Properties of Bases

Postby lilymayek_1E » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:24 pm

it's because bases reacts with oils & fatty acids on your skin (basically dissolves them), which removes friction, leading to that soapy feeling.


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