A brief (but fascinating) explanation of soap crystals

October 18, 2019

Soap is just a crystal that foams.  Who knew?   All soap is a crystal as you now know. Crystals are formed when acids and bases are mixed together under proper conditions. In soap the acid is the organic vegetable oils aka fatty acids. The base is potassium or sodium hydroxide and water. The acids have extra electrons to share. The base is…

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