hydrophilic

tending to absorb water.

Hydrophilic

From the greek words for water (something like hydro) and love (something like philos). A hydrophilic compound is one that 'loves' water and easily dissolves in it. Having lots of potential for hydrogen bonding or having a charge will make a compound hydrophilic. Most inorganic salts and some organic molecules including ethanol and diethyl ether ar...
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Hydrophilic

Having a strong affinity for water.
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hydrophilic

[adj] - (chemistry) having a strong affinity for water
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hydrophilic

hydrophilicity; hydrophilic group. A polar molecule or group that can form strong hydrogen bonds with water.
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hydrophilic

Having an affinity for water. Contrast with hydrophobic.
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hydrophilic

(hi″dro-filĀ“ik) readily absorbing moisture; hygroscopic; having strongly polar groups that readily interact with water.
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hydrophilic

readily absorbing moisture; hygroscopic; having strongly polar groups that readily interact with water.
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Hydrophilic

An affinity for water.
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hydrophilic

Having an affinity for water. Contrast with hydrophobic
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hydrophilic

Used to describe the wicking characteristics of fabrics.
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Hydrophilic

Compounds with an affinity for water.
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hydrophilic

Having an affinity for water.
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HYDROPHILIC

Having the property of attracting or absorbing water molecules.
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hydrophilic

Water-loving. Term applied to polar molecules that can form a hydrogen bond with water.
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Hydrophilic

Substance which absorbs or has exhibited affinity for water.
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Hydrophilic

Water-loving. Term applied to polar molecules that can form a hydrogen bond with water.
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Hydrophilic

A polar molecule or group that can form strong hydrogen bonds with water.
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