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Hydrophilicity

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noun

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


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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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Membrane transport

... checks the hand layout of lets say the left hand you cant put your right hand on it. c) basically the hydroxyl groups get replaced and the high hydrophilicity is lost and hence the triglycerides can make up the membrane for they are completely nonpolar (though be careful though to not confuse ...

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by jwalin
Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:56 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Membrane transport
Replies: 2
Views: 2949

Re: Are these right?--won't take long..

... a purification technique that: separates proteins according to size explots an unique property of a protein separates proteins according to their hydrophilicity involves ion-exchange chromatography results in protein samples that are denatured The correct answer is "explots an unique property ...

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by MrMistery
Sat Nov 03, 2007 3:57 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Are these right?--won't take long..
Replies: 3
Views: 3057

Are these right?--won't take long..

... a purification technique that: separates proteins according to size explots an unique property of a protein separates proteins according to their hydrophilicity involves ion-exchange chromatography results in protein samples that are denatured cellulose acetate electrophoresis indicates that albumin: ...

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by biology_06er
Sat Nov 03, 2007 4:16 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Are these right?--won't take long..
Replies: 3
Views: 3057

The Fiber Disease

... and tissue engineering. Phase Separation in Poly-Pseudo Amino Acid-PEG Blends and Copolymers at Nano- and Meso-Length Scales Such properties as hydrophilicity, hydrolytic susceptibility, and protein recognition are critical to the success of polymer-based tissue-engineering scaffolds. Poly(ethylene ...

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by Nadas Moksha
Sun Oct 22, 2006 4:54 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
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