Biology 12th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 0-07802-426-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-07802-426-9

Chapter 3 - The Chemistry of Organic Molecules - Assess - Page 55: 1

Answer

The correct option is (e) All of these are correct.

Work Step by Step

Hydrophilic group is that part of the compound, which has high affinity towards water. It is highly attracted by water and is called as water loving group. Hydrophilic group is charge polarized in nature and forms hydrogen bonding. Phospholipids are made up of hydrophobic fatty acid tails and hydrophilic phosphate containing head at one end of the fatty acids tails. Hydrophilic group is attracted to water, so it is water loving, which is opposite to hydrophobic group, which is water repelling and tends to be non-polar. Hence, the correct option is (e) All of these are correct.
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