Consider the following statements about soaps and detergents:

  1. While soaps are sodium salts of fatty acids, detergents are sodium salts of sulphonic acids.
  2. Surface tension of water increases on adding detergents and soaps.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [A] Only 1

Second statement is incorrect because addition of soaps or detergents decreases the surface tension of water.

This question is a part of GKToday's Integrated IAS General Studies Module