Hydrophobic vs. Hydrophilic

I have been defeated by hydrophobicity.

For my first science-related post, I will explain the difference between something that is hydrophobic and something that is hydrophilic.

These words share the first half, “hydro,” which is a combining form that relates a word to water (e.g. hydrodynamic, Hydro-Québec). The second half of the word indicates whether a substance dislikes water (-phobic) or likes water (-philic).

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