Dirt and stains can be categorised according to their constituents into water-soluble, particulate, fats/oils, proteins/carbohydrates and oxidisable components, although the majority of cases will contain a mixture of these. There is no one product that can remove all dirt; the Cillit Bang brand covers a wide range of cleaners which use a variety of chemical methods to remove dirt and stains.
Links to the curriculum
This section contains information relevant to the following areas of your chemistry curriculum:
- Group 1 elements
- Weak acids