How does ammonium hydroxide clean?

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How does ammonium hydroxide clean?
« on: 16/04/2010 07:07:35 »
What is the chemical basis for ammonium hydroxide's use as a cleaner?
 

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How does ammonium hydroxide clean?
« Reply #1 on: 16/04/2010 16:50:24 »
What is the chemical basis for ammonium hydroxide's use as a cleaner?
1. It's basic and basic compounds de-grease.
2. It's water plus a gas, so it doesn't leave a solid compound after drying, so you don't have to rinse after the use.

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How does ammonium hydroxide clean?
« Reply #2 on: 17/04/2010 05:46:50 »
So it is "basically" a matter of the pH. Thanx.