THE SCIENCE OF SOAPS AND DETERGENTS
2. Prepare a detergent solution by dissolving about 1 g your laboratory made detergent in 60 mL (4 tablespoons) of warm water. . (Distilled water is preferred, but not essential) (If desired, you can prepare solutions of your lab detergent and a household detergent.) 3. Dip a clean glass stirring rod into each solution, the soap and the detergent.