Hydrophilic: Definition & Interaction


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Water has a partial charge, which means it is:

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1. Positive ions are known as:

2. Sugars are hydrophilic primarily because of which functional group?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This short quiz will ask questions about the properties of hydrophilic compounds. You should know about water's partial charge as well as the difference between negatively charged ions and positive ions to answer questions correctly.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students will be tested on:

  • Meaning for water having a partial charge
  • What positive ions are known as
  • Why sugars are hydrophilic
  • Term for negatively charged ions

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding why sugars are hydrophilic and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the meaning for water having a partial charge
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases and terms, such as cation and anion

Additional Learning

Pull up the accompanying lesson titled Hydrophilic: Definition & Interaction to learn more. You'll study objectives, like:

  • Understand what hydrophilic compounds are
  • Identify the base meaning of the word hydrophilic
  • Explain the chemical nature of hydrophilicity
  • Appreciate how a substance like sugar can dissolve easily in water