Non-ionic detergents are detergents that don't include any ionic group, carry any charge or react with hard water ions. These detergents also are called neutral detergents because they are made of equal strengths of acid... More »

Brands that manufacture non-ionic detergents include Gain, Cheer, Tide and Era. Non-ionic detergents contain low-sudsing surfactant formulas usually found in laundry detergent, toilet bowl cleaners and dishwashing deterg... More »

A surfactant is an organic chemical containing a hydrophobic, or water repellent, head and a hydrophilic tail, meaning one end of the compound is attracted to water, and therefore dissolvable in water. A non-ionic surfac... More »

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Chemically, the difference between the two is that hard water contains calcium and magnesium ions, while soft water does not. Soft water is easier to lather with than hard water is. More »

The difference between a sodium atom and a sodium ion is that sodium atoms have a neutral charge, while sodium ions have a positive charge. Sodium ions are written with its symbol (Na) and a plus (+) sign. Sodium atoms a... More »

Calcium bicarbonate is a chemical with the formula C2H2CaO6, and it is one of the major causes of hard water. It is one of the salts of carbonic acid, containing the negative ion HCO3. Calcium bicarbonate typically exist... More »

Mold growing on wood is generally eliminated by wet vacuuming affected areas, applying solutions made from mild detergents and water, then drying the area and vacuuming again. Since removing mold involves handling chemic... More »

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