Hydrophobic

 

"Water repulsive," a molecule or compound that does not mix or is immiscible in water (e.g. Oil) the hydrophobic end of a surfactant is the hydrocarbon tail.

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The interfacial free energy %G1w1 < 0, where 1 = substrate and w = water; shows a preference for a non-polar (apolar) environment

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Water-repelling

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Water fearing materials that do not dissolve in water. In a molecule, the part of the molecule that is repulsed by water molecules

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Literally - water fearing, from the Greek hydro - "water" and phobo - "fear".

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