Difference between a monomer and polymer and examples of natural and synthetic carbon polymers.
A demonstration of how chemicals are used to produce synthetic nylon fiber.
Reviews the relationship between monomers and polymers and examples of natural and synthetic carbon polymers.
Come up with questions about a topic and learn new vocabulary words to determine answers using an Ask, Answer, Learn table.
Discover the magic of polystyrene, the hydrocarbon polymer that makes Shrinky Dinks possible because it shrinks when heated.
Find out why the carbon polymer called Teflon is too slippery even for a Gecko and why this property, among others, makes it so useful.
Discover how scientists have developed a new type of nontoxic dispersant that helps break up oil spills without harming marine life.
Learn about the amazing properties of the synthetic fiber named Kevlar, how it was discovered, and some of its important uses.