Hydrophobic

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The corn oil shown above is an example of a hydrophobic substance. Something that is hydrophobic repels water and does not easily, if not never, combines with water. The reason for the hydrophobic properties of the corn oil is that it contains lipids, which are commonly known to be hydrophobic. Hydrophobic is the opposite of hydrophilic which means that a substance is easily attracted to water.

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