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Cross Linked Polymers

This module allows students to investigate and consider priorities of forces and interactions at the molecular scale by mixing different fluids with a cross linked polymer.  The polymer (sodium polyacrylate) is similar to the structure found in cellulose and collagen.  The interactions are dependent upon the charge distribution of the liquid molecules as well as temperature.  By observing the different results with different fluids students can compare and contrast interactions driven by different types of atomic and molecular bonds.







List of Required Materials

*sodium polyacrylate
Small cups or petri dishes

*Denotes materials sent by Nano-Link to the educator

To request materials you must complete the "NIP Registration Form" available in the Nano-Infusion menu.


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Cross Linked Polymers Module

Nano-Link Cross Linked Polymers Module

Revised Sept, 2014

Cross Linked Polymers Slides

Nano-Link Cross Linked Polymers PowerPoint Presentation

Revised Sept, 2014

Cross-Linked Polymers

Cross-Linked Polymers Video

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