9 Apr 2024

Shower Thoughts: What's the difference between hand soap and dish soap?

From Nights, 9:15 pm on 9 April 2024

Have you ever been standing in the shower, when suddenly, the noise in your brain clears and in its place appears the perfect thought?

That's a Shower Thought, and Nights is aiming to answer those unshakeable questions lurking in the back of your mind.

Tonight's question: Why does hand soap feel so different to dish soap, and laundry soap?

Auckland University of Technology chemistry professor Allan Blackman joins Emile Donovan to explain.

Bar of wet white soap

Photo: Picture Partners