Hydrophilic

Hydrophilic

Salt

When something is hydrophilic, it means that something has a tendency to dissolve in or mix with water. It can also be used to mean that something or someone has an affinity or loving for water. A hydrophilic molecule or portion of a molecule is one that is typically charge-polarized and capable of hydrogen bonding, enabling it to dissolve more readily in water than in oil or other hydrophobic solvents. In the picture above, salt would be hydrophilic because it would always attract water.

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