Thursday, March 20, 2014

More fabric softener, fewer soap suds . . . Really?

So you're at the laundromat and, if you're like Marash Girl, you fail to measure out the liquid soap and pour far more enthusiastically than you realize . . .  the soap suds soon cover the glass window of the front loading washing machine . . . and your wash will have to be run through again for another full cycle of rinsing . . .  unless, of course, you know this trick that Marash Girl recently learned.  Add more fabric softener and the soap suds will magically diminish . . . and you will be saved paying (with time and your last quarters) for another cycle of the same load of wash.  

Can a chemist out there in cyberspace explain why this trick works?


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