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    What is meant by hydrophilic, lipophilic, and hydrophobic? What is the role of phospholipids regarding these concepts on the cell membrane?

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    There are substances with uneven electrical charges which will dissolve in water because of the polarity of the water molecules. These substances, including ions and polar molecules are said to be water loving - AKA - hydrophilic. However, compounds whose atoms are bounded by nonpolar covalent bonds have no basis for chemical interactions with water. A nonpolar ...

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    What is meant by hydrophilic, lipophilic and hydrophobic is determined. The role of phospholipids regarding concepts of cell membranes are determined.