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17 August, 14:07

Tails of phospholipids that don't like water

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  1. 17 August, 14:25
    Those tails are called hydrophobic. You can note the etymology: hydro = water, phobi = fear, aversion, dislike.

    Phospholipds' tail is a long non polar chain, made of Carbon and Hydorgens, that rejects water (a polar solvent) and is attracted to non-polar compounds (oil for example). That is why that tails can atract dirt.
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