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Cool chemistry
« on: May 02, 2006, 09:42:13 PM »
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Re: Cool chemistry
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2006, 05:37:21 PM »
"After the presentation, attendees can observe a polymerization reaction with the help of students from Dr. Caroline Geary’s chemistry classes and will be able to take home their “slime” creation."

Hmm sounds like something I did my freshman year in physical science. I wish I could remember how we did it though. It was polyvinyl alcohol and something else. I'm sure there are probably different ways to make "slime".

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Re: Cool chemistry
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2006, 06:42:44 PM »
I wish I could remember how we did it though. It was polyvinyl alcohol and something else. I'm sure there are probably different ways to make "slime".

Its either borax or boric acid.  (I forget which.)  I think you can use white glue in place of polyvinyl alcohol.  (This is one of the many experiments that I still haven't got around to doing.)

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