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What are micelles? Give an example of a micellers system.

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Micelle formation is done by substances such as soaps and detergents when dissolved in water. The molecules of such substances contain a hydrophobic and a hydrophilic part. When present in water, these substances arrange themselves in spherical structures in such a manner that their hydrophobic parts are present towards the centre, while the hydrophilic parts are pointing towards the outside (as shown in the given figure). This is known as micelle formation.

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 NCERT Solution for Chemistry Textbook for Class 12 (2018 to Current)
Chapter 5: Surface Chemistry
Q: 25 | Page no. 146
Solution What Are Micelles? Give an Example of a Micellers System. Concept: Classification of Colloids - Classification Based on Type of Particles of the Dispersed Phase, Multimolecular, Macromolecular and Associated Colloids.
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