Chemistry and Laundry

Objective

To understand the effects of different chemicals and how those properties work to take out stains in clothing.

Difficulty

Procedure: Easy

Concept: Medium

Concept

One of the hardest parts about doing laundry is getting the stains out without ruining the clothing. This experiment explores how different chemicals and their properties work to take out several different kinds of stains.

Materials

Hypothesis

What effect wille each chemical have on the different stains? How do the chemicals effect the clothing?

Procedure

Analysis

How did each chemical effect the stain? How did each chemical effect the clothing and its color? Which chemical worked best for each stain without harming the clothing?

Extensions

Explore other kinds of methods to gets stains out of clothing? How do they work? Apply this experiment to test which commercial stain remover works the best and explain why.