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Mystery Nylon Factory—Chemical Demonstration Kit

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

Item #: AP2088 

Price: $35.08

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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 As the paper clip is withdrawn, almost by magic a very long strand of nylon is pulled from the beaker.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
Note: Perform this demonstration in a fume hood or well-ventilated lab.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Adipoyl chloride hexane solution, 100 mL
Hexamethylenediamine/sodium hydroxide solution, 100 mL

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter

Crosscutting Concepts

Structure and function

Performance Expectations

MS-PS1-3. Gather and make sense of information to describe that synthetic materials come from natural resources and impact society.