Is there a part of the phospholipid bilayer that is non polar?
The tails, the part that doesn't contain phosphorus, are non polar and they are hydrophobic (afraid of water). ...
Asked in Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry
Which best describes the structure of a phospholipid?
A lipid molecule with a polar head and a tail Phospholipid and is a class of lipids. It is the main part of cell membranes. ...
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Describe a phospholipid molecule and its interaction with water?
A phospholipid molecule has a non-polar water-insoluble head attached to a longer polar soluble tail. ...
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A phospholipid molecule has a polar and a nonpolar end because of this water molecules form what kind of bond?
hydrogen bonds with the polar end of the phospholipid molecule
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What is the effect of having the polar and nonpolar ends of phospholipid molecules oriented as they are in this illustration?
Which is the effect of having the polar and nonpolar ends of phospholipid molecules oriented as they are in this illustration? ...
Asked in Elements and Compounds
What is the significance of the phosphate group in a phospholipid?
I believe the phosphate give the phospholipid a polar region which allows it to interact with water (also polar). This is the basis for the formation of the lipid bilayer. ...
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Which part of the phospholipids is attracted to water?
The hydrophilic section of of a phospholipid is defined to be the part attracted to water. It is generally strongly polar, and capable of forming many hydrogen bonds, as opposed to the hydrophobic part, which has none of these properties. You can easily identify the hydrophilic part of a phospholipid by first identifying hte hydrophobic section. The hydrophobic section of a phospholipid is always the long carbon chain (or multiple chains), and the hydrophilic section of a phospholipid contains everything else. NA alternative would...