There is no question that dishwashing soap contains abrasives.
An abrasive is a material, often a mineral, that is used to shape or finish a workpiece through rubbing which leads to part of the workpiece being worn away. While finishing a material often means polishing it to gain a smooth, reflective surface it can also involve roughening as in satin, matte or beaded finishes.
Abrasives are extremely commonplace and are used very extensively in a wide variety of industrial, domestic, and technological applications. This gives rise to a large variation in the physical and chemical composition of abrasives as well as the shape of the abrasive. Common uses for abrasives include grinding, polishing, buffing, honing, cutting, drilling, sharpening and sanding.
Files act by abrasion but are not classed as abrasives as they are a shaped bar of metal. However, diamond files are a form of coated abrasive (as they are metal rods coated with diamond powder).
Abrasives give rise to a form of wound called an abrasion or even an excoriation. Abrasions may arise following strong contract with surfaces made with things such as concrete, stone, wood, carpet and roads, though these surfaces are not intended for use as abrasives.
Abrasive devices/fine milled abrasives/compounds/polishes are classified as ''Mechanical''
Dawn is NOT an abrasive, Dawn is a surfactant. Surfactants, also known as tensides, are wetting agents that lower the surface tension of a liquid, allowing easier spreading, and lower the interfacial tension between two liquids.
The term surfactant is a blend of "surface acting agent". Surfactants are usually organic compounds that are amphiphilic, meaning they contain both hydrophobic groups (their "tails") and hydrophilic groups (their "heads"). Therefore, they are soluble in both organic solvents and water. The term surfactant was coined by Antara Products in 1950.
Surfactants reduce the surface tension of water by adsorbing at the liquid-gas interface. They also reduce the interfacial tension between oil and water by adsorbing at the liquid-liquid interface.
The car care industry is full of chemicals for cleaning. Detailing chemicals are mixtures of different ingredients formulated to do a particular job. The most common chemical functions include surfactants
, solvents, wetting agents, saponifiers and chelators.
Every cleaner needs a solvent to dissolve soil. The most common solvent is one you might not even think of... water. Some solvents, such as mineral spirits, work great on grease and oil.
Surfectants and solvents are classified as ''Chemical Cleaners''