What type of chemical reaction does the bleach perform in tandem with the detergent?
There are many different reactions that happen during a wash cycle. Detergents at a minimum provide:
Better detergents also include enzymes and FWA’s, mentioned above. The active ingredient in Clorox® Regular Bleach2, sodium hypochlorite, is a strong oxidant that breaks double bonds in body soil, dirt, and various color compounds (think red wine). This makes it easier for the surfactants and builders to do their jobs over the course of the whole wash cycle, and why we say detergent alone is not enough.I’m wondering, are there any fun success stories out there after using bleach?