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Designer Gluep: How to Make a Glue Ball Bounce—ChemTopic™ Lab Activity

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Glue is a solution of a polymer in water, and adding sodium borate to glue produces a new type of polymer, Gluep, a gel-like substance somewhere between a liquid and a solid. With the Designer Gluep: How to Make a Glue Ball Bounce—ChemTopic™ Lab Activity, use the scientific method and the principles of experimental design to make an award-winning Gluep ball that is easy to work with, keeps its shape and bounces the highest.

Concepts

  • Polymers
  • Polymer Gel
  • Cross-Linking
  • Scientific Method