why are straight chain hydrocarbon chain detergents preferred to branched chain detergents. Give one example of one detergent

straight chain hydrocarbon chain detergents are soft and  biodegradable whereas the branched chain detergents are hard and non biodegradable. That is why they are preferred. Ex., Sodium alkyl sulphate - straight chain detergent: Sodium alkyl benzene sulphonates -branched chain detergent

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Branched are not bio degradable but straight chain r bio degradable
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