What structures do lipids form when they undergo spontaneous generation in aqueous environments?
- blackbeauty14Lv 58 years agoFavorite Answer
Lipids in aqueous environments will always form micellar structures above a certain concentration called CMC or critical micellar concentration. Micelles are formed when the non-polar groups of lipid will shy away from the polar environment exposing their polar groups to the aqueous environment. Cell membranes are a classic example where the phosphate groups on phospholipids are exposed to the aqueous environment while their tails will be hidden away. This kind of structure is known as lipid bilayers.