Your Safer Source for Science

Since 1977


P.O. Box 219 Batavia, IL 60510

Phone 800-452-1261
Fax 866-452-1436

Small-Scale Synthesis of Polymers—Activity-Stations Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP7371

Price: $59.75

The Small-Scale Synthesis of Polymers Chemistry Activity-Stations Kit is composed of three independent “mini-lab” activities. Students synthesize nylon, polyurethane and polyester, and compare and contrast the methods of preparation.

See more product details

This item can only be shipped to schools, museums and science centers

Product Details

We use polymers every day! In fact, it is difficult to identify items that do not contain polymers. Despite their tremendous variety, all polymers are basically made by either addition or condensation reactions. Three independent “mini-lab” activities are included in this lab kit. Each activity takes about 10–15 minutes to complete, and students may rotate through the activity stations in any order. Students will synthesize three common polymers—nylon, polyurethane and polyester—and compare and contrast the methods of preparing them and their properties. All procedures have been microscaled and simplified to make them suitable for the high school laboratory. The activity-stations format is perfect for this introduction to polymers lab, allowing you to do more labs in less time.

Complete for 27 students working in groups of three. Perform this experiment in a fume hood or well-ventilated lab.