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I have seen it described as soap molecules releasing energy when forming micelles. Is that correct? Is it an exothermic reaction?

I mean a bunch of molecules uniting to form a micelle.

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  • $\begingroup$ Reserve "reaction" to process involving a change in chemical nature of the species involved (change of the primary structure, to extend the terminology used in protein and bio- chemistry to material science and supramolecular chemistry. If we want, micelles formation is an example). $\endgroup$ – Alchimista Jan 26 at 9:27
  • $\begingroup$ This overlaps to other questions written by you. From those thread you should already knew it, isn't? $\endgroup$ – Alchimista Jan 26 at 11:47
  • $\begingroup$ Endothermic process but governed by entropic changes of the water, see the Wikipedia page en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micelle $\endgroup$ – porphyrin Jan 26 at 11:48

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