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Do surfactants have different electric charges?

Asked by ava (977points) August 21st, 2008

Just wonderin’...and its another cosmetic chemistry question I happen to be having some difficulty finding the answer to.

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Yes. Surfactants can be:

non-ionic (no net charge)
anionic (negative charge)
cationic (positive charge)
zwitterionic (having two opposite charge groups)

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Thanks Harp!!!

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