Hydrophobic

Hydrophobic

Oil

Hydrophobic molecules don’t make hydrogen bonds with water; additionally, fats that float and don’t dissolve in water are called hydrophobic. Also, because fats are neither partially positive nor partially negative, they cannot bond with water molecules, which has a partial positive on the hydrogen and a partial negative on the oxygen. In the picture above, oil would be an example of a hydrophobic substance because it cannot dissolve in water.

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