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Hair shampoos belong to which class of synthetic detergent?

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Anionic
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Cationic
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Neutral
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None of these
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Solution

The correct option is B Cationic
Synthetic detergents used in hair shampoos, usually contain a modified ammonium ion as an active site, which produces a germicidal action. Example: dodecylaminehydrochloride (C12H28ClN) and hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide (CH3(CH2)15N(CH3)+3Br).

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