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Ch 22: Surfactants

About This Chapter

Use this short chapter to reinforce your knowledge of what surfactants are and what they are used for. Refer to this resource if you need to brush up on this topic for chemistry class discussions or tests or even to review before taking college admissions or placement exams.

Surfactants - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter provide you with the opportunity to learn details about types of surfactants, where they are found and their uses. Video lessons contain illustrations and examples to support the text and clarify the material.

From cosmetics to cleaning products, you will discover where surfactants are used. You will also go over how and why our bodies produce surfactants. After you have completed your review of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Provide examples of how surfactants play a role in cooking, applying makeup and many personal hygiene products
  • Relate how surfactants are used in different cleaning products
  • Understand ways surfactants do and do not impact the environment
  • Explain how surfactants are produced in the lungs to accomplish gas exchange

Experienced instructors simplify this material for quick review and easy retention, and each lesson takes only about 5-10 minutes to view. You could also print lesson transcripts to create reference tools if desired. Self-assessment quizzes help you determine your level of knowledge about each topic and your readiness in moving from one lesson to the next.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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