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khadra

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Are lipids soluble in water?
« on: 14/12/2010 11:30:04 »
khadra asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Where are the water-loving heads of the lipids found?

What do you think?
« Last Edit: 14/12/2010 11:30:04 by _system »


 

Offline Chemistry4me

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Are lipids soluble in water?
« Reply #1 on: 14/12/2010 11:58:59 »
Natural phospholipids have a water loving or hydrophilic phosphate 'head' and two hydrophobic ('water hating') 'tails' which are just hydrocarbon chains.
 

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Are lipids soluble in water?
« Reply #2 on: 09/01/2011 20:45:23 »
Natural phospholipids have a water loving or hydrophilic phosphate 'head' and two hydrophobic ('water hating') 'tails' which are just hydrocarbon chains.

These make up the cell membranes in animals.
 

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