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Asked by  | 18th Feb, 2009, 04:20: PM

Expert Answer:

When micelles form in water, their tails form a core that can encapsulate an oil droplet, and their (ionic/polar) heads form an outer shell that maintains favorable contact with water. When soaps/detergents assemble in oil, the aggregate is referred to as a reverse micelle. In a reverse micelle, the heads are in the core and the tails maintain favorable contact with oil. When agitated the oil gets removed with the detergent/soap.

Answered by  | 19th Feb, 2009, 02:32: AM

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