Critical Micelle Concentration, chemistry homework help


Calculate the Critical Micelle Concentration (CMC) for the phospholipid DPPC, which has two C16 chains attached to a phosphatidylcholine head-group. The energy required to transfer a lipid molecule from the bilayer to water is around 75 kJ mol-1. Estimate how much larger the CMC would be if one of the chains was removed.

Question is from Ch.9 and Ch. 10 of this book.