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Explain the following terms with suitable examples (i) cationic detergents

16.21     Explain the following terms with suitable examples

         (i)      cationic detergents 

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Cationic detergents -
These are quarternary ammonium salts of acetates, chlorides or bromides. The long hydrocarbon chain part has a cationic charge, a positive charge on the Nitrogen atom. Hence these are called cationic detergents. Example-  Cetyltrimethylammonium bromide

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