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Definition of amphipathic

Postby Joker » Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:07 am

Is this right?

amphipathic: a molecule in which there is a difference in water solubility between one end and the other owing to differences in polarity.
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Postby MichaelXY » Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:21 am

Pretty much right. One end of the molecule is water liking (Polar), other end is not liking water (Non polar).
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Postby MrMistery » Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:16 pm

not necessarily ends. You have polar and nonpolar domain
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