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Name: keila
Status: student
Grade: 9-12
Location:  IL
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Date: November 2006

Question:
Why do detergents affect plant growth?



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There are thousands of detergents roughly in the categories of anionic, nonionic, and cationic. Each has its unique chemical properties. In addition, there are of course thousands of plants "out there". Without knowing which surfactant, how much, and on what plant it is impossible to predict how the plant's growth would be affected.

Vince Calder



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