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Are lipids polar or nonpolar?


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no they are not, they are nonpolar molecules

Water is polar, but lipids are nonpolar.

Lipids are mostly nonpolar, while sugars are polar.

I think you mean the "insolubility of lipids," from which you can conclude that lipids are nonpolar.

lipids are aliphatic, the lipid head in hydrphillic the carbon tails are hydrophobic. lipids contain both polar and non-polar qualities, head is polar the lipid tails are non-polar

Although Lipids have a polar head and non-polar head, the polar head is not stongly polarised and therefore lipids are not soluble in water.

Lipids aren't soluble(in water) because lipids are nonpolar and water is polar. The two can't mix.

Nonpolar molecules, such as hydrocarbons or lipids.

Lipids are called nonpolar because of the configuration of lipid molecules. Atoms in a lipid molecule share electrons equally in their bonds.

Yes, due to the fact that lipids are also nonpolar, both nonpolar and nonpolar substances can be dissolved into one another. Remember that nonpolar substances cannot be dissolved or be soluble in polar substances. As the rule and principle say: "like dissolves like"

No. Water has polar molecules so only polar molecules will dissolve in water. Nonpolar molecules will only dissolve in nonpolar solvents. For example, lipids will dissolve in ethanol.

Yes, lipids are mostly nonpolar while a sugar is polar.

Milk is a mixture, not any single compound. It contains both polar substances such as water and nonpolar substances such as lipids.

Lipids are held together by non polar bonds but also have a few polar bonds between carbon and oxygen. But because the rest of a lipid molecule is nonpolar this contributes little to physical properties.

Lipids are oily or fatty types of chemicals, such as cholesterol or Omega 3 fatty acids. A molecule of a lipid is nonpolar because it does not have a positive and negative pole, as polar molecules (such as water) have. These poles, in polar molecules, are the result of asymmetrical distribution of electrons. In lipids, the electrons are distributed in a symmetrical manner.

Is a polar one, because lipids are nonpolar, so it's unsoluble in polar solvents

Nonpolar molecules (example: lipids) Small polar molecules such as water

It depends, polar lipids such as ethanol are soluble but nonpolar liquids, such as hexane, are insoluble.

Phospholipids do not interact with water, because water is polar and lipids are nonpolar.

A polar solute will dissolve in a polar solvent but not a nonpolar solvent. A nonpolar solvent will dissolve in a nonpolar solvent but not a polar solvent.

Lipids; they are nonpolar molecules, therefore will not mix with water, a polar molecule. Think, "Like to Like".

In general lipids are nonpolar molecule and water is polar and n'er the two shall mix. However, lipids can bond to something like a phosphate group which is polar and the phosphate group will face the water while the nonpolar hydrophobic tail will face away from the water.

Nonpolar. No element on its own can be polar.

It's not polar or nonpolar, but ionic.

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