Solubilizing Group

A group or substructure on a molecule that increases the molecule's solubility. Solubilizing groups usually make the molecule they are attached to ionic or polar.

e.g. hydrocarbon chains can be made water-soluble by attaching a carboxylic acid group to the molecule.

See also: Solubility, Solution.

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Subjects: Chemistry