Why Can't Lipids Dissolve In Water?


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melanie hou answered
Because  lipids are fat molecules, fats are like solid oils, in a general sense, look into the reason oil and water don't mix and you will have your answer.
Basically, oily things like lipids are not polar, they have a relatively non-electrostatic surface, whereas water and polar molecules have residual charge spread around different regions of their surfaces.
mei mei Profile
mei mei answered
The more carbon atoms, the more water-soluble is not easy to tend. Lipids have a lot of carbon atoms ,so they can't dissolve in water .
Ren Yan Profile
Ren Yan answered
Lipid itself does not dissolve in water, they must be combined with proteins to form in order to dissolve in the form of  proteins exist in plasma.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Because the chemical elements of oil and water is different.

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