Problem: When phospholipids are added to water, they spontaneously form cell memranes. Explain this observation.

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A phospholipid is generally known to contain a polar head (phosphate-containing glycerol group) and a hydrophobic tail. Upon being added to water, the these phospholipids re-orient themselves to form a globular structure to hide these hydrophobic groups. 

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When phospholipids are added to water, they spontaneously form cell memranes. Explain this observation.

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