18th November 2019


Are methyl groups polar?

Methyl groups, which are part of the alkyl functional group, contain a carbon atom surrounded by three hydrogen atoms, expressed as CH3. Among their unique properties are the ability to form non-polar covalent bonds and hydrophobicity. Methyl groups can be found alone or part of organic structures.

Besides, which functional groups are hydrophobic?

An example of a hydrophobic group is the non-polar methane molecule. Among the hydrophilic functional groups is the carboxyl group found in amino acids, some amino acid side chains, and the fatty acid heads that form triglycerides and phospholipids.

Are OH groups hydrophobic or hydrophilic?

Hydroxyl groups (-OH), found in alcohols, are polar and therefore hydrophilic (water loving) but their carbon chain portion is non-polar which make them hydrophobic. The molecule increasingly becomes overall more nonpolar and therefore less soluble in the polar water as the carbon chain becomes longer.

Is ch2 hydrophilic or hydrophobic?

Hydrophobic means "water-hating." Chemical groups that tend to make substances hydrophobic include -CH2- chains and rings (hydrocarbons). The opposite of hydrophobic is hydrophilic, water-loving. Surface-active agents contain both hydrophobic and hydrophilic groups on the same molecules.
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