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What are biodegradable and non-biodegradable detergents?

What are biodegradable and non-biodegradable detergents?

Grade:10

8 Answers

SAI SARDAR
1700 Points
5 years ago
Biodegradable detergents: Cleansing agents or detergents which are decomposed by
microbes are called biodegradable detergents. Their molecules have less branching.
 
Non-biodegradable detergents: The detergents which are not decomposed by microbes are called non-biodegradable. When go to water sources, they create water pollution. These have more branching in their structure.
Umakant biswal
5359 Points
5 years ago
detergents that can be degradable by bacteria are called as bio degradable detergents 
SUCH detergents have straight hydrocarbon chains . 
example – sodium lauryl sulphate . 
DETERGENT that cannnot be degraded by bacteria are called as non biodegradable detergent . 
such detergents have highly branched hydrocarbon chains . 
example – benzene sulphonate . 
 
xavier
26 Points
5 years ago
1.Biodegradable detergents:Detergents having straight hydrocarbon chains are easily degraded(decomposed) by microorganisms .e.g.sodium lauryl sulphate.
 
2.Non-biodegradable detergents:Detergents containing branched hydrocarbon chains are not easily degraded by microorganisms.Non-biodegradable detergents accumulate in rivers and water ways thereby causing severe water pollution.
somprasad
22 Points
5 years ago
1.Biodegradable Detergents are those detergents which can be degraded or decomposed by microorganisms present in water.such detergents have straight chain of hydrocarbons in the molecules.e.g.,Sodium lauryl sulphate,sodium dodecyl benzene sulphate.
2.Non-Biodegradables detergents are not degraded by microorganisms. It is observed that bacteria cannot degrade detergents having highly branched hydrocarbon chain.e.g.,sodium4-(1,3,5,7-tetra methyl octyl)benzene sulphonate.
SEELA YUVARAJU
226 Points
5 years ago
Detergents that can be degraded by bacteria are called biodegradable detergents. Such detergents have straight hydrocarbon chains. For example: sodium lauryl sulphate. Detergents that cannot be degraded by bacteria are called non-biodegradable detergents. Such detergents have highly-branched hydrocarbon chains.
AJITH
97 Points
5 years ago
BIODEGRADABLE DETERGENTS: detergents that can be degrated by bacteria
             example:sodium lauryl sulphate
NON-BIODEGRADABLE DETERGENTS:detergents that cannot be degrated by bacteria
                 
Abhishek Kumar
13 Points
4 years ago
Detergents that can be degraded by bacteria are called biodegradable detergents. Such detergents have straight hydrocarbon chains. For example: sodium lauryl sulphateDetergents thatcannot be degraded by bacteria are called non-biodegradable detergents. Such detergents have highly-branched hydrocarbon chains. For example: sodium -4- (1, 3, 5, 7- tetra methyl octyl) benzene sulphonate etc.
Sandeep
15 Points
3 years ago
Thr deterdents which are degraded by microbes because of their straight hydrocarbon chain are biodegradable detergents 
 

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