Consider the following differences between Soaps and Detergents:

  1. Detergents are carbonic compounds which are not alkaline, Soap are made from fat and alkali 
  2. Soaps are biodegradable while detergents are not biodegradable

   Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

Both are correct statements
Soaps are prepared from animal fats or vegetable oils. Detergents are prepared from hydrocarbons obtained from coal and petroleum. While soaps are biodegradable, detergents are not biodegradable.

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