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D. Sangeeta posted an Question
June 18, 2021 • 11:22 am 30 points
  • CSIR NET
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What is the concept behind hydrophobic and hydrophilic molecule

what is the concept behind hydrophobic and hydrophilic molecule

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    Krishan k jakhad Best Answer

    hydro...means water phobia..hating/fear whereas philic.. Loving so if a molecule is polar it will be water loving .. hydrophilic since it can easily make hydrogen bonds with water. having an affinity for water; capable of interacting with water through hydrogen bonding. Etymology: from Greek hydros, meaning “water” and philia, meaning “friendship”. Nature is based upon contact angle. thus can be distinguished. see diagram non-polar molecules are hydrophobic bcz they are unable to make hydrogen bonds.okay

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