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how does windex work? Answered

how do the chemicals make it work?

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gooo (author)2015-05-04

no

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

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Joe Martin (author)2009-06-08

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.

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cwmaxson (author)Joe Martin2014-12-03

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

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cheezies (author)Joe Martin2009-06-09

thankyou soooo much! uve saved me from failing my science!!!!!

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cheezies (author)cheezies2009-06-09

do u know how lysol works??

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Joe Martin (author)cheezies2009-06-09

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!

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cheezies (author)Joe Martin2009-06-11
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Joe Martin (author)cheezies2009-06-09

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 ;-) )

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NobodyInParticular (author)2009-06-17

https://www.instructables.com/answers/does-any-instructable-buddy-know-how-windex-works/

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.

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