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


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The aggregate of colloidal particles which have both hydrophobic and hydrophilic parts are called micelles. These are formed above a particular temperature called Kraft's temperature (Tk) and above certain concentrations, called Critical Miceller Concentration (CMC).

            These molecules are arranged radially with the hydrocarbon or non-polar part towards the centre and the polar part towards the periphery, e.g., soap solution in wateris an example of micelles system.

            [consult diagram from ans. of Q. 18]

 

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