What type of molecules are "water fearing" and try to stay away from water or other polar molecules?

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Sep 10, 2017


#"Hydrophobe"="water fearer"#


And hydrophobic molecules include the alkanes, #C_nH_(2n+2)#, the alkenes and alkynes, alkyl halides, oils, fats....

Even molecules with polar groups, such as the alcohols, have limited water solubility as the size of the hydrocarbyl tail grows.....