Answer to Question #128901 in Biology for kylie

Question #128901
why are phospholipids amphipathic
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2020-08-19T06:24:41-0400

Phospholipids are amphipathic molecules. This means that they have a hydrophilic, polar phosphate head and two hydrophobic fatty acid tails. These components of the phospholipids cause them to orientate themselves, so the phosphate head can interact with water and the fatty acid tails can't, hence forming a bilayer.


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