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Soap-1.Soaps are biodegradable
           2.it has weak cleansing action
           3.It do not work properly in hard water
           4Ionic group in soap is COO- Na+
           5.they are sodium salts of carboxylic acid
Detergents-1.They are non -biodegradable
                   2.it has strong cleansing action
                   3.it works even in the hard water
                   4.ionic group is -SO3Na+
                   5.they are sodium salts of benzene sulphonic acids
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Soaps are produced from natural products, while detergents are man made.
Soap is a metalic salt of fatty acid, detergents are man made.
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