what is a micelle?

Asked by Mrinal | 6th Mar, 2012, 06:38: PM

Expert Answer:

A micelle is an aggregate of surfactant molecules dispersed in a liquid colloid. A typical micelle in aqueous solution forms an aggregate with the hydrophilic "head" regions in contact with surrounding solvent, sequestering the hydrophobic single tail regions in the micelle centre.

Answered by  | 7th Mar, 2012, 10:39: AM

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