By: Jim and Julie Ealy, Retired, The Peddie School, Hightstown, NJ
Item #: AP2088
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.
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 As the paper clip is withdrawn, almost by magic a very long strand of nylon is pulled from the beaker.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.