So how can you distinguish both?
First, let’s look at liposomes:
A liposome is a closedsolvent filled vesicle that contains a single bilayer.
For example, in the image below, in is clear that an acqueous solution has been isolated from the environment.
What Is The Bilayer?
The bilayer is composed of the following elements:
- Glycerophospholipids or sphingolipids
What is A Micelle?
Micelles are similar to bilayers except that only contain a single fatty acid tail.
Micelles are also referred to as “amphiphillic” because they can either act as either polar or nonpolar (hence, why it is used in soap to cling to various grime whether it be polar or nonpolar)