Lipids are hydrophobic
-Lipids are fats, like oil, that are insoluble in water. Lipids are soluble in solvents of low polarity, that is, they are soluble in non polar solvents, since they are hydrophobic (water hating).
- However, there are categories of lipids that are both hydrophobic and hydrophilic. These lipids are called amphiphiles, molecules that contain both large areas of polarity and non-polarity, and are thus both hydrophilic and hydrophobic. Phospholipids have both a long hydrophobic hydrocarbon tail, and a hydrophilic head.
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