Hydrophilic Surfaces

Some articles on surfaces, hydrophilic, hydrophilic surfaces:

Density Of Water - Physics and Chemistry - Polarity and Hydrogen Bonding - Cohesion and Adhesion
... and organelles, water is in contact with membrane and protein surfaces that are hydrophilic that is, surfaces that have a strong attraction to water ... Irving Langmuir observed a strong repulsive force between hydrophilic surfaces ... To dehydrate hydrophilic surfaces—to remove the strongly held layers of water of hydration—requires doing substantial work against these forces, called hydration forces ...

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