Hydrophobicity

Definition

noun

(chemistry) A physical property or tendency of a molecule to repel a mass of water.


Supplement

Example of hydrophobicity is the formation of water drops on the hydrophobic surface of leaf.


Word origin: Attic Greek hydro- for water and phobos for fear.

Related forms: hydrophobicity (noun), hydrophobe (noun).

Compare: hydrophilicity.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified on 22 October 2008, at 08:58. This page has been accessed 3,972 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link