polar lipid


a: Polar lipid ~
b: the anions of fatty acids

What: "In one sense the polar lipids are like the anions of fatty acids, only more so. They contain two hydrophobic hydrocarbon tails and a head which may have several electrically charged sites. As in the case of soap and detergent molecules, the tails of polar lipids tend to avoid water and other polar substances, but the heads are quite compatible with such environments."

Writer: Not Stated
Date: May 9 2013 8:11 PM

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