- Jun 21, 2019
Currently starting my Chem depth study which is based on Module 7 and Saponification. Our task for the depth study is to investigate how a change of variable during the production of soap(s) in the laboratory affects its cleaning action. I have an idea for the change in variable i.e. different types of vegetable oils (coconut oil, sunflower oil for example) however in terms of testing its cleaning action I'm a little stumped. I've researched a few properties I can test such as surface tension and foaming height but I was wondering if anyone had other ideas of a test for cleaning action which would be significantly easier. Perhaps even some advice if people have completed a very similar research task before?