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Fighting Coronavirus with Soap

Always use soap when you wash your hands! Soap molecules break up the outer layer of enveloped viruses stopping infection. Watch at the molecular level how soap breaks up coronavirus by using series of hydrophilic and hydrophobic interactions.

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Illustration: Molecular view of soap and water.
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Illustration: Soap attacking the lipid bilayer membrane of coronavirus.
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Illustration: Coronavirus before and during soap action.
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Gif animation of soap destroying coronavirus.