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What are Micelles?



  • The unique orientation of soap/detergent molecules inside the water which prevents the contact of the hydrophobic (water fearing) part of the molecule with water is known as a micelle .
  •  In this arrangement,  the hydrophilic part faces toward the surface of water whereas the hydrophobic part faces towards the inside of the cluster .


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