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1 The "hydrophobic effect" is the driving force behind the spontaneous assembly of the lipid bilayer et cell membranes in water.

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The "hydrophobic effect" is the driving force behind the spontaneous assembly of the lipid bilayer et
cell membranes in water. What does that mean exactly?
It means that the non-polar tails of phospholipids are attracted to one another, forming bonds that hold the
membrane in place.
O It means that the polar structures (i.e. water molecules and the head groups of phospholipids) are atracted to
one another, and their clustering repels non-polar structures away, which pushes non-polar tals of
phospholipids into a bilayer.

1 The "hydrophobic effect" is the driving force behind the spontaneous assembly of the lipid bilayer et cell membranes in water. What does that mean exactly? It means that the non-polar tails of phospholipids are attracted to one another, forming bonds that hold the membrane in place. O It means that the polar structures (i.e. water molecules and the head groups of phospholipids) are atracted to one another, and their clustering repels non-polar structures away, which pushes non-polar tals of phospholipids into a bilayer.