Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 24 - The Chemistry of Life: Organic and Biological Chemistry - Exercises - Page 1088: 24.73c



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Phospholipids form bilayers in water in order to have their long hydrophobic tails interact favorably with each other, leaving their polar heads to the aqueous environment. This is due to the cylindrical structure of phospholipids. Hydrophilic side is polar while hydrophobic side is non-polar.
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