Micelles - . Liposomes and Vessicles When phospholipids get...

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Micelles When fatty acids are mixed into water the fatty acids will coat the surface of the water with the hydrophillic polar heads in contact with the water and the hydrophobic tails pointed skyward (Fig. 9) . Fatty acids that get swept under the surface of the water, they will aggregate into spherical micelles with the hydrophillic polar heads in contact with the water and the hydrophobic tails pointed inward (Fig. 9)
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Unformatted text preview: . Liposomes and Vessicles When phospholipids get swept under the surface of the water, they will form into spherical liposomes or membrane bound vessicles (Fig. 10) . The membrane consists of two layers of phospholipids, called a lipid bilayer , with the hydrophobic regions in contact with the water and the hydrophobic tails in association with each other. Membranes are about 4 nm thick (Fig. 10) ....
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