What is CMC (critical micelle concentration) of surfactant exactly
Let me ask my question in an example SLS surfactant.
CMC (critical micelle concentration) of SLS surfactant is 185mg/L. Now
Does it mean each 185mg of surfactant in 1L water form 1 micelle?
For example 1850mg surfactant form 10 micelles in 1L water.
Or up to 185mg surfactant will stay as free surfactant molecule and more than that will form micelles.
For example in 200mg SLS, 185mg will be free and 15mg will form micelles.
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