Whitepaper: The Differences Between Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Substances
Originally published: 05/12/2017 15:48
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Whitepaper: The Differences Between Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Substances

2 page whitepaper outlining the differences between hydrophilic and hydrophobic substances.

Substances such as hematite, barite, certain membranes, minerals in drilling fluids, sugar etc are known as hydrophilic. These substances love water. They're usually charged or have polar side groups to their structure that attracts water.

Substances such as proteins, oils, greases, colloids, and clays are known as hydrophobic. These substances hate water. Generally they are repelled by water and have no charge.

However these terms are actually more to do with the structure of the water itself. Water is 2 hydrogen atoms attached to one oxygen atom in a triangular pattern.

The hydrogen is positively charged whilst the oxygen is negatively charged. Therefore, the water molecules actually become attracted to one another and so, form hydrogen bonds.

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