Biochemistry - Lipid - Discussion

Discussion :: Lipid - Section 1 (Q.No.10)


Micelles of fatty acids in water are organized such that the __________ faces the solvent and the __________ are directed toward the interior

[A]. carboxylic acid groups, hydrocarbon chains heads
[B]. hydrophilic heads, hydrophobic tails
[C]. hydrocarbon chains, carboxylic acid groups
[D]. both (a) and (b)

Answer: Option D


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Ann said: (Aug 3, 2012)  
There is no longer a carboxylic group once fatty acid joined the glycerol. Why use the term hydrocarbon chains heads when they are NOT heads! I thought the phosphate is the head.

Ahaq said: (Aug 24, 2012)  
@Ann Will explain clearly?

Cyndi said: (Apr 20, 2013)  
Hydrophilic head face the water because they are attracted to water hence the term hydrophilic (water-loving).

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