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The enormous size of polymer molecules and their flexible, chain-like structures give polymers unique and useful properties. Sodium alginate, a natural polymer obtained from kelp and seaweed, is an important food additive. Let’s look at some of the unusual properties of this natural “gummy worm” polymer!

Concepts

  • Polymers
  • Cross-linking
  • Polysaccharides