Amphiphilic vs Nonamphiphilic - What's the difference?

amphiphilic | nonamphiphilic |


As adjectives the difference between amphiphilic and nonamphiphilic

is that amphiphilic is (chemistry|of a molecule) being a detergent: having both hydrophilic and hydrophobic (or lipophilic) groups while nonamphiphilic is not amphiphilic.

amphiphilic

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (chemistry, of a molecule) Being a detergent: having both hydrophilic and hydrophobic (or lipophilic) groups.
  • (biochemistry, of a protein, especially an alpha helix) Having one surface consisting of hydrophilic amino acids and the opposite surface consisting of hydrophobic (or lipophilic) ones.
  • See also

    * amphipathic * amphiprotic * amphoteric * surfactant

    nonamphiphilic

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Not amphiphilic