"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.
The interfacial free energy %G1w1 <
0, where 1 = substrate and w = water; shows a preference for a
non-polar (apolar) environment
Water fearing materials that do not dissolve in
water. In a molecule, the part of the molecule that is
repulsed by water molecules
Literally - water fearing, from the Greek hydro
- "water" and phobo - "fear".
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