Friday, May 20, 2022

Hydrophilic vs Hydrophobic | Substances | Cell Membranes

Thanks for stopping by this is – in a classroom and today we're discussing hydrophilic versus hydrophobic substances let's start broadly and break down the words hydro as you may know means water philic or phil means a strong attraction or affinity for something a bibliophile is someone who loves books and philanthropy literally .

Means the love of humanity phobic or phobia on the other hand means fear of common uses our arachnophobia fear of spiders and xanthophyll Biya fear of the color yellow so hydrophobic means water fearing or water hating while hydrophilic means water loving now let's take a more scientific approach hydrophilic .

Substances dissolve in water these include ionic compounds like salts and polar molecules like alcohols most ingredients in any drink are hydrophilic and thus dissolve in water this is because water is polar and hydrophilic substances break down to be surrounded by water hydrophobic substances however do not easily .

Dissolve in water in fact they repel it oils and other fats as well as nonpolar molecules are hydrophobic have you ever seen waterproof fabrics these use hydrophobic material these concepts become very important when talking about the cell membrane or phospholipid bilayer this membrane has both hydrophobic and .

Hydrophilic portions and allows our cells to function properly and safely I'll make a separate video about the awesomeness of the cell membrane and link it below so that's pretty much it for hydrophilic and hydrophobic if you have any additional questions throw them in the comments and be sure to check out my other videos and subscribe so you .

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