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How Does Soap Inactivate Coronaviruses?

March 29, 2020

By Julie from the Exploratorium

Click the Link to view the video if it doesn’t come up on your screen:
https://www.exploratorium.edu/video/how-does-soap-inactivate-coronaviruses

Coronaviruses are surrounded by the same type of membrane that surrounds human cells. Learn how disrupting this membrane with soap or alcohol inactivates the virus. Find out more about the science of COVID-19 with the Exploratorium Learning Toolbox.

Related Science Snack: Cellular Soap Opera

https://www.exploratorium.edu/video/how-does-soap-inactivate-coronaviruses

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