hydrophilic

Liquids, Man, How Do They Work?

The common behaviour of liquids is that it has a tendency to stick to things, including itself. Therefore, a surface is classified as either hydrophobic (scared of water) or hydrophilic (loving water) by the way it interacts with liquid, specifically water droplets. A droplet that has absolutely no interaction with a surface will bead up into …

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What is surface modification (hydro / oleo – phobic / philic) ?

Surface modification is the act of modifying the surface of a material by bringing physical, chemical or biological characteristics different from the ones originally found on the surface of a material. Hydrophobic effect The term hydrophobic means water (hydro) fearing (phobic). In chemistry, hydrophobicity is the physical property of a molecule known as a hydrophobe …

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