Organic Chemistry

Properties of Polymers

In this hand-on class activity, samples of various polymers classes illustrate variable properties within and between classes.

Fehling Test

When blue Fehling's reagent is added to glucose and fructose solution a brick-red precipitate forms - no rxn with sucrose.
Fehling Test

Synthesis of Nylon

When two immiscible solutions are poured into a dish, solid nylon forms at the interface.
Nylon Setup

Aldol Clock

A solution of cinnamaldehyde and acetone suddenly turns bright yellow after induction period.
Aldol Clock


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