05 Nov Formation of Polymers
Posted at 11:04h in News
During the last week of October, 10th and 11th grade Chemistry students applied their knowledge of intermolecular forces by looking at the formation of polymers.
They looked at polyurethane (50mL of combined fluid ended up filling a glove with tough foam!).
They then looked at nylon fibers (formed from the sizzling boundary of an amine and acid).
After that they witnessed the power superabsorbents found in diapers, sodium polyacrylate. (0.5 g can absorb 3 cups of water!).
Finally, they saw a classic one – slime (a polyol and borax solution).