The attraction of hydrophobic and nonpolar molecules to each other in the presence of water (or another polar fluid).The attraction of the hydrophobic (or nonpolar) parts of molecules to each other in the presence of water (or another polar fluid). Because hydrophobic molecules are repelled by water, they will form clumps with one another so that the clumped interiors are hidden away from water.
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