Amphipathic molecule

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An amphipathic molecule is one that has regions of different polarities, and can have both polar and non-polar areas within the same molecule. An example is a fatty acid. It has a non-polar hydrocarbon chain and a polar head [1]

References

  1. (2012)Molecules that are both polar and non-polar, [Online], Available: http://besocratic.colorado.edu/CLUE-Chemistry/chapters/chapter6txt-5.html [22 October 2014]
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