Can anyone help me understand emulsions and emulsifiers?! :)

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Can anyone explain what it means by hydrophilic and hydrophobic? The structure of an emulsifier molecule? In detail what a colloid is? :)

Posted Thu 14th June, 2012 @ 16:20 by Izzy Swain

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Well basically, hydrophilic means water lover which is the head and hydrophobic means water hater so in a solution of water and oil the hydrophilic head stays in the water molecules and the hydrophobic tail stays in the oil molecules

Hope that was helpful :)

I'm not sure what a colloid is sorry :/ :D

Answered Thu 14th June, 2012 @ 16:34 by :) PurpleJaguar (: - Team GR
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Thanks I understand now :) x

Answered Thu 14th June, 2012 @ 16:42 by Izzy Swain
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It's ok :)

Answered Thu 14th June, 2012 @ 16:42 by :) PurpleJaguar (: - Team GR