Hydrophobic

Hydrophobic

This a photo of olive oil in water. The oil is hydrophobic as it does’t contain hydroxyl bonds; thus insoluble in water in contrast to hydrophilic substances. Hydrophobic substances will cluster together in water and form micelles, or the bubble apparent in the photo. Other hydrophobic substances include alkanes, oils, and fats.

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by | August 11, 2012 · 5:29 pm

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