I know the answer is because the inside of the phospholipid bilayer is hydrophobic.
So can you describe the ions as being hydrophillic? If so, is that because they're able to form bonds with water molecules e.g. na+ + oh- -> naoh
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- Thread Starter
- 29-01-2017 16:53
- 29-01-2017 17:57
Hydrophillic means that the substance is polar, ions are polar molecules as they all have a positive and negative charge, which does mean that they can form bonds with water. Hydrophobic substances are non-polar.