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Carolina Chemonstrations®: Nylon Synthesis

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  • Synthesize an organic polymer from 2 colorless solutions
  • Engage students in polymer chemistry
  • Learn about the many real-world and career applications of organic chemistry

Perform the popular nylon rope trick with this fun and easy demonstration. Students are first introduced to polymer chemistry and the many applications of nylon. Engage students in a discussion of different types of polymers in the fields of chemistry and the biological sciences. Based on prior knowledge, students make a prediction of what they think will happen during the demonstration. Then, combine 2 colorless solutions to create a strand of polymer that seems to have no end. Students use words and pictures to explain on a molecular level what happened in the polymerization reaction, and big-picture questions encourage critical thinking about the underlying scientific concepts. This demonstration requires approximately 15 min, and materials in the kit are sufficient for it to be performed 5 times.

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  • Exclamation icon This item is sold and shipped to schools and businesses only. Not available to individuals or residential addresses. Visit our Login & Registration page to learn how to create a Login and link it to an approved school or business account. Limited Qty: Flammable Liquid - This product is/contains a limited quantity of a DOT regulated hazardous material. This item will not incur a hazmat fee when shipped by ground. Orders shipping to HI and AK are subject to review and may incur additional shipping charges.
What’s Included:
  • 1 1,6-Hexanediamine, 100 mL
  • 1 4% Sebacoyl Chloride, 100 mL
  • 1 Paper Clip
  • 1 Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Sheets
Needed But Not Included:
  • 1 Fume Hood
  • 1 Glass Beaker, 100 mL
  • 1 Glass Stirring Rod
  • 2 Graduated Cylinder, 25 mL
  •  Paper Towels
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