Micelles X bubbles X molecular weight of the surfactant

pmapma Member
edited May 2016 in Advanced Questions
I am just curious and I am not a chemist yet, so not sure if my question is stupid or not: does the size of micelles have anything to do with the sizes of the bubbles (made for a shampoo for instance)? I know the bubbles can be considered a kind of micelle per se, but I guess you can understand my question...

Another question: does the molecular weight of the surfactant have anything to do with the sizes of the bubble that are made by this surfactant?

Comments

  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    I'm not aware of any research showing a connection between bubble size and surfactant micelle size.  Bubble are a result of processing mostly so that would have a vastly greater effect than micelles.  

    I also have not heard of molecular weight being connected to bubble size but it's an interesting question. 
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