Soap FAQs:


Q: Is soap a salt of a fatty acid?

A: Yes.

Q: Are soaps key components of most lubricating greases and thickeners?

A: Yes.

Q: Was soap concentrated in a few centers of Provence—Toulon?

A: Yes, and Hyères, and Marseille—which supplied the rest of France.

Q: Is soap poured into molds?

A: Yes.

Q: Was soap produced from the interaction of fatty oils and fats with alkali?

A: Yes.

Q: Is soap poured into molds?

A: Yes.

Q: Are soaps also used as thickeners to increase the viscosity of oils?

A: Yes.

Q: Was soap exported from Syria?

A: Yes, and to other parts of the Muslim world and to Europe.

Q: Was soap produced using olive oil together with alkali and lime?

A: Yes.

Q: Are soaps salt of fatty acids, soaps have the general formula nMn+?

A: Yes, The major classification of soaps is determined by the identity of Mn+. When M = Na or K, the soaps are called toilet soaps for cleaning.

Q: Are soaps often referred to as metallic soaps?

A: Yes.

Q: Was soap manufactured in ancient China from the seeds of Gleditsia sinensis?

A: Yes.

Q: Is soap more skin-friendly than one without extra fat?

A: Yes, although it can leave a "greasy" feel.

Q: Are soaps still produced?

A: Yes, and both industrially and by small-scale artisans.

Q: Is soap a popular example of the vegetable-only soaps derived from the oldest "white soap" of Italy?

A: Yes.

Q: Was soap not invented until the nineteenth century?

A: Yes, in 1865, William Shepphard patented a liquid version of soap.

Q: Are soaps also useful?

A: Yes, and including those of aluminium, sodium, and mixtures of them.

Q: Are soaps also included in modern artists' oil paints formulations as a rheology modifier?

A: Yes.

Q: Was soap a luxury?

A: Yes, and used regularly only by the well-to-do.

Q: Were soaps Germanic?

A: Yes, and soaps from Gaul were second best.

Q: Were soaps later produced in Europe from the 16th century?

A: Yes, and using vegetable oils as opposed to animal fats.

Q: Are soaps not intended for domestic use however?

A: Yes.