Problem: Soap has an ionic and a polar end. It works well to remove oil by A) surrounding the oil with the nonpolar end, and the water interacts with the polar end. B) surrounding the oil with the polar end, and the water interacts with the nonpolar end. C) surrounding the oil and water with the nonpolar end. D) surrounding the oil and water with the polar end.

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Soap has an ionic and a polar end. It works well to remove oil by

A) surrounding the oil with the nonpolar end, and the water interacts with the polar end.

B) surrounding the oil with the polar end, and the water interacts with the nonpolar end.

C) surrounding the oil and water with the nonpolar end.

D) surrounding the oil and water with the polar end.

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