What makes cotton absorbent?



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    Cotton is one of the most used products in our society.  It has become an empire.  Cotton is hydrphilic in nature because it is chemically structured in a way that it “likes” water.  Cotton is cellulose, or carbohydrate.  Its chemical chains have OH on the ends that connect well with water because of its “sticky nature” caused by a slightly negative charge.  Cotton can hold 25 times its weight in water because of this relationship. 

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