Fundamentals of Biochemistry: Life at the Molecular Level 5th Edition

Published by Wiley
ISBN 10: 1118918401
ISBN 13: 978-1-11891-840-1

Chapter 2 - Water - Exercises - Page 40: 22


Wax is hydrophobic

Work Step by Step

Water has less surface area when it becomes a sphere, minimizing interactions with the hydrophobic molecules of the wax. It does not bead on glass because it is hydrophilic, and the water molecules can interact freely.
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