how does windex work?

how do the chemicals make it work?

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gooo2 years ago


just no i aam an english and science teaxher. i kno wen i c a persn faking who they r. i get wat ur tryn ta do. dis is a peece of crapp dis artcle of urs joe martin

Joe Martin8 years ago
I believe windex is alcohol based, Which evaporates very quickly leaving no smears or marks. Alcohol is also a great cleaner that can remove dirt also instantly with little effort.

I know this is from 5 years ago, but Joe Martin is absolutely wrong. It is ammonia based.

cheezies (author)  Joe Martin8 years ago
thankyou soooo much! uve saved me from failing my science!!!!!
cheezies (author)  cheezies8 years ago
do u know how lysol works??
It uses ethanol to disinfect and then alcohol to remove dirt/odour. There is many more ingredients to Lysol but those are main ones. It seems very similar to "Dettol" which is one of the No1 brands of anti bacterial cleaners here in the UK. And good luck in your science exams too!
cheezies (author)  Joe Martin8 years ago
Also when I worked as a science technician we used meths (Which I'm sure you use in many lessons) which is an alcohol to clean a lot of things, from the photocopier glass (No smears) to getting rid of sticky labels. (P.S. Any chance of best answer ;-) )

My Answer for this described what is going on chemically and linked to Wikipedia. Lemonie described some other cleaning products. Others described how to cheaply make something like Windex.