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(1) Susceptible of being dissolved in some solvent, as in sugar being soluble in water (solvent).

(2) That can be solved or explained, as in a soluble problem.


Word origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin solūbilis, from Latin solvere, to loosen.

Related forms: insoluble (adjective).
Related phrases: fat-soluble vitamins, fat soluble, soluble antigen, soluble starch.

See also: solubility.

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Re: Are carbohydrates hydrophobic?

... are attracted, polar molecules have a 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, ...

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by HectorEnriquezC
Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:36 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Are carbohydrates hydrophobic?
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Views: 15548

integumentary system

can somebody mention fat-soluble vitamins in regards to absorption through skin? thank you.

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by soufieno
Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: integumentary system
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"hydrophilic" = water soluble "hydrophobic" = oil soluble

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by Cat
Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Hydrophilic/hydrophobic
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TCA preipitation

You will get soluble part, precipitated proteins and cell debris, i.e. insoluble polysaccharides and stuff. However, I would first care how to get it into solution.

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by JackBean
Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TCA preipitation
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Views: 2494

TCA preipitation

... done before) but I assume it's too isolate the proteins within the cell wall?? He told me I would have three components by the end of it, the soluble, insoluble and something else!!! (the isolated proteins??) arrg I have looked at a protocol for a cell wall extraction. Here is a simplified ...

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by biology_06er
Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TCA preipitation
Replies: 2
Views: 2494
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