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April 20, 2012

Chemistry of Clean: Ammonia

The dirt on ammonia as a cleaning agent. This Chemistry Now video explains how ammonia works with water to dissolve fatty acids, like stearic acid. It includes an animation illustrating deprotonation and explains the Brønsted-Lowry definition of acids and bases.

Credit: NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation

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