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Exhibition Chemistry: Perturbed polymers

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When discussing intermolecular forces, polymers present a wide range of opportunities for demonstrations because of the sheer wealth of materials available. The use of some polymers relies on their sensitivity to particular solvents while others can be compromised unintentionally through exposure to the ‘wrong’ solvent. In this demonstration we investigate the properties of two polymers (PVA and latex rubber).
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