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PLease someone help me!!! What are some of the names of acids and alkalis that are in shampoo!!! PLEASE HELP MEEEEEEEEEEE!!! thank youuuuuuuuuuuu!!!

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    please someone help me quickly my science h/w has to be in tomorrow and i really need to know the answer!!! Pleassssssssssssssssssssssssssse!!!

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    Here are some links that get you started.

    The first one mentions amino-acids and citric acid, together with sodium citrate as a buffering agent. Ascorbic acid (vitamin-C) is mentioned in the second link. I have not found alkalis unless the -OH radical in the alcohol class of organic substances counts, or if the alkalinity resulting from the hydrolysis of certain salts counts.

    http://sci-toys.com/ingredients/shampoo.html
    http://www.sff.net/people/lucy-snyder/brain/2005/08/shampoo-ingredients.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shampoo

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    "I have not found alkalis unless the -OH radical in the alcohol class of organic substances counts."

    No it doesn't, the organic -OH group is very different from an inorganic OH^- ion.

    Most shampoos have a pH in the 5-6.5 range and so are slightly acidic. Others that are soap based are alkaline because the soap used is the salt of a weak acid and a strong base.

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