Asked • 07/17/19

Why should phospholipid non-polar tails be "protected" in the membrane bilayer?

>lipids are arranged within the membrane with polar head towards the outer side and non polar tails towards inner side, this ensures that the non polar tail is protected from aqueous environment.My question is why should we protect non polar part ,will it destroy in contact with polar part? What should be the correct reason for bilayer arrangement?

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Deanna R. answered • 07/17/19

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