TITLE

soap

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2020
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "soap" is presented. It refers to a cleansing chemical compound formed by an alkali acting on a fatty acid, such as sodium stearate. Castile soap is made by saponifying olive oil with sodium hydroxide and contains mainly sodium oleate.
ACCESSION #
21245893

 

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