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Mystery Nylon Factory—Chemical Demonstration Kit

By: Jim and Julie Ealy, Retired, The Peddie School, Hightstown, NJ

Item #: AP2088

Price: $29.80

The Mystery Nylon Factory Polymer Chemistry Demonstration Kit is super to discuss polymer concepts. Solutions are combined before dipping in a paperclip. Remove the paperclip, and, if almost by magic, a strand of nylon is attached.

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Two solutions are poured together in a beaker. A paper clip is lowered into the solution. As the paper clip is withdrawn, almost by magic a very long strand of nylon is pulled from the beaker. A super demonstration to discuss polymer concepts. Teacher Demonstration Notes included.

Concepts: Polymerization, organic chemistry.
Time Required: 15 minutes
Chemicals Provided: Hexamethylenediamine/sodium hydroxide solution, adipoyl chloride/hexane solution.
Note: Perform this demonstration in a fume hood or well-ventilated lab.