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The Chemistry of Clean: Ammonia -- Chemistry Now

The Chemistry of Clean: Ammonia

Just in time for spring cleaning: 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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