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Aliphatic vs. Amphipathic — What's the Difference?

Aliphatic vs. Amphipathic

Difference Between Aliphatic and Amphipathic

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Aliphatic

Of, relating to, or designating a group of organic chemical compounds in which the carbon atoms are linked in open chains.
May 21, 2022

Amphipathic

(chemistry) Describing a molecule, such as a detergent, which has both hydrophobic and hydrophilic groups.
May 21, 2022

Aliphatic

(organic chemistry) Of a class of organic compounds in which the carbon atoms are arranged in an open chain.
May 21, 2022

Amphipathic

(biochemistry) Of the surface(s) on a protein, particularly an alpha helix, where one surface of the alpha helix has hydrophilic amino acids and the opposite face has hydrophobic (or lipophilic) amino acids.
May 21, 2022

Aliphatic

A compound of this type.
May 21, 2022
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Aliphatic

A petroleum fraction containing no aromatic compounds
May 21, 2022

Aliphatic

Of, pertaining to, or derived from, fat; fatty; - applied to compounds having an open-chain structure. The aliphatic compounds thus include not only the fatty acids and other derivatives of the paraffin hydrocarbons, but also unsaturated compounds, as the ethylene and acetylene series. Compare alicyclic and aromatic.
May 21, 2022

Aliphatic

Having carbon atoms linked in open chains
May 21, 2022

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