The Polymers, Polymers, Polymers Chemistry Demonstration Kit is sure to put smiles on students’ faces. Introduce students to the world of polymer chemistry by making “slime” and by demonstrating the water-absorbent material in diapers.
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Polymers are an important part of our everyday life. Introduce your students to the fascinating world of polymer chemistry by making “slime,” polyurethane foam and nylon, and by demonstrating the super water-absorbent material found in disposable diapers. These fun demonstrations are sure to put smiles on your students’ faces! Teacher Demonstration Notes included.
Concepts: Uses and formation of polymers, specifically “slime,” polyurethane foam, nylon and sodium polyacrylate; crosslinking. Time Required: 30 minutes Chemicals Provided: Polyvinyl alcohol and sodium borate solutions, polyurethane foam system Parts A and B, sodium polyacrylate and adipoyl chloride/hexane and hexamethylenediamine/sodium hydroxide solutions. Note: Perform this demonstration in a fume hood or well-ventilated lab.