Difference between Soap and Detergent - Is There Any?
Detergent. Detergents have some similarities. But are often of synthetic origin. They are not made insoluble by hard (mineralized) water. Instead of a carboxylic acid group, detergents contains a more intensely ionic group. It may be a sulfate or a sulfonate group (-OS(O) 2-OH). In addition, detergents can include aromatic rings.