Waterproof properties of silicones

Waterproof properties of silicones

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Caption: Waterproof properties of silicones. Two household items that use the waterproofing properties of silicones: waterproof plasters (left) and furniture polish (right). Water droplets are seen on the plasters in the packaging artwork, and on the furniture polish (in the tin and on a cloth). Silicones are oil-like polymers of silicon and oxygen. They are hydrophobic, repelling water molecules, allowing them to be used as lubricants, sealants and to waterproof objects.

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Keywords: chemical, chemistry, domestic, effects, furniture polish, household, hydrophobic, non-polar, physical, physical effect, physics, plaster, repellant, repelling, wound dressing

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