Address

P.O. Box 219 Batavia, IL 60510

Phone 800-452-1261
Fax 866-452-1436
Email flinn@flinnsci.com

Personalize My Experience:

Super-Duper Polymer Gel - Chemical Demonstration Kit

by Flinn Scientific

Item #: AP4556

Price: $13.70

The Super Duper Polymer Gel Chemistry Demonstration Kit is a cool activity. A long-chain polymer is used. The length of the polymer chains in one drop of gel is 1,700,000 miles long-long enough to go back and forth to the moon 7.5 times.

See more product details

Product Details

When a small amount of a white powder is sprinkled into a liquid and water is added, it transforms into a thick, viscous gel. When poured back and forth between two beakers, the gel begins to take on a life of its own and literally defies gravity by crawling up and out of the beaker. This is a very cool demonstration! The chemical used is polyethylene oxide, a non-toxic, long-chain, water-soluble polymer. The length of all the polymer chains in one drop of gel is 1,700,000 miles long-long enough to go back and forth to the moon 7.5 times. This is fascinating stuff. Both you and your students will really enjoy this activity. Teacher Demonstration Notes included. Enough materials are included to perform this demonstration seven times. Concepts: Polymers, viscosity. Time Required: 10 minutes Chemical Provided: Polyethylene oxide, 25 grams. Note: Ethanol or methanol (25 mL per demo) and water are needed but not provided.