Making Nylon – the ‘Nylon Rope Trick’
In this classic demonstration, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, a solution of decanedioyl dichloride is floated on a solution of diaminohexane. At the interface of the two liquids, the condensation polymer nylon forms and it can be carefully removed as a long rope.
The resource provides a list of apparatus and chemicals needed for the experiment, together with teaching tips.
Curriculum links include: polymers, polymerisation, condensation polymers, uses of amines.
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|Subject(s)||Chemistry, Demonstrations, Practical work, Science|
|Published||2000 - 2009|
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