Hydrophilicity

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Definition

noun

(chemistry) A physical property of a molecule capable of interacting with water by hydrogen bonding.


Supplement

An example of hydrophilicity is when a polar compound readily dissolves in water.


Word origin: from the Greek hydros, water + philia, friendship.

Related forms: hydrophile (noun), hydrophilic (adjective).

Compare: hydrophobicity.

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