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i recently read in my biology notes that fats, namely triglcerides , are insouble in water but soluble in organic solvents...any ideas why?
Dispersion forces (London forces) are difficult to explain, unless you have a chemistry back ground.Originally posted by Evil
watz dipersion forces?
Lipids are thus categorized by a physical property rather than by structural features.Any of a group of organic compounds, including the fats, oils, waxes, sterols, and triglycerides, that are insoluble in water but soluble in nonpolar organic solvents, are oily to the touch, and together with carbohydrates and proteins constitute the principal structural material of living cells.
Exactly, everything is in motion, electrons are whirling or waving depending on which theory you beilieve. So, yes for moments non-polars are polar, but the net movement is non-polar.Originally posted by Evil
wait doesnt dispersion forces make all molecules polar then? even for juz a moment?