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explain why a phospholipid is considered by hydrophobic and hydrophilic, biology homework help

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explain why a phospholipid is considered by hydrophobic and hydrophilic.

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A cells membrane is the thing that keeps the stuff within it separate from the outside environment. Phospholipids have one end that is hydrophilic, breaks up in water, and one end that is hydrophobic, doesn't disintegrate in water (think about this end as made of fat or oil, they don't break up in water either). the other key is that cell layers have a twofold layer of phospholipids. Critical in light of the fact that the fat end of the atoms in both layers touch one another and the water dissolvable finishes confront outward on both sides which permits them to work with the generally water cytoplasm within and the for the most part water tissue liquid all things considered. The internal layer keeps the two separate and can have protein channels "skim" in it that can be opened and shut to figure out which water dissolvable atoms it permits in or out of the cell. Things that are fat dissolvable aren't as sensible.

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