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Dissolve

Dissolve

to change or cause to change from a solid to a dispersed form by immersion in a fluid of suitable properties.

Origin: L. Dis-solvo, pp. -solutus, to loose asunder, to dissolve


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Hypothetical question about vampires

... fangs and it seems kind of messy to me: the environment in the mouth would have to temporarily become acidic so that enamel and dentin could be dissolved (which would dissolve all of the subject's teeth and not just the fangs) and then the environment would return to normal and odontoblasts ...

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by eugene2k
Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:30 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hypothetical question about vampires
Replies: 1
Views: 450

Re: Are carbohydrates hydrophobic?

... weak attraction to other polar molecules. Water is a polar molecule, so a molecule of the same kind can be soluble in water, because both elements dissolve each other. For instance, a union of two elements in which one needs more electrons than the other, the one that has more electrons has the ...

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by HectorEnriquezC
Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:36 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Are carbohydrates hydrophobic?
Replies: 7
Views: 14034

The same old silly question about molarities

just weight all chemicals, put them into one beaker and let dissolve. That's how you make buffers.

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by JackBean
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:42 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: The same old silly question about molarities
Replies: 3
Views: 1554

Re: Phospholipids

So I asked other biology students in my class, and they said that just because the head is hydrophilic doesn't mean that it will dissolve. Also the head is attached to a hydrophobic fatty acid, which is another reason why it won't dissolve. Their answers make sense, but I'd like to know ...

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by akatalitha
Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:47 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Phospholipids
Replies: 4
Views: 3145

Phospholipids

Why doesn't the hydrophilic head on the outside of a cell membrane dissolve? Being hydrophilic means that it is easily dissolved in water and/or has an affinity, so it would make sense to me that the head would dissolve in any solvent, so why doesn't it? ...

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by akatalitha
Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:33 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Phospholipids
Replies: 4
Views: 3145
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