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Biology LibreTexts

B. Lipids in Water

Skills to Develop

  • draw graphs/diagrams to explain the similarities in behavior when salts, organic solvents, and lipids are added to water
  • state the differences between single and double chain amphiphiles, the structures they form in water (micelles and bilayers), and the intermolecular forces involved in their interactions with self and water
  • explain the changes in interactions of amphiphiles with water and self in the formation of liposomes
  • explain the uses  and advantages disadvantages of gel filtration and dialysis