Application Exercise 22nd March 2017

When Styrofoam packing peanuts are immersed in acetone (the primary component in some nail-polish removers), they dissolve. If the acetone is allowed to evaporate, a solid remains. the solid still consists of Styrofoam, but now it is solid and much denser. Explain.Gas of the foaming agent is given out when acetone dissolves the polymer. the polymer then collapses and become denser. Consider Spectra, Allied-Signal Corporation’s HDPE fiber, used as liners for surgical gloves. Although the Spectra liner has a very […]