hydrophobic interaction

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hy·dro·pho·bic in·ter·ac·tion

interaction between uncharged substituents on different molecules without a sharing of electrons or protons; entropy-driven interaction.
Synonym(s): apolar interaction
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Weber (4) postulated that small changes in the energy of the apolar bonds of proteins play an important part in optimizing the affinities of enzymes for substrates and coenzymes within a certain temperature range.