Making Nylon

Making Nylon

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Caption: A strand of nylon rope, actually a hollow polymer tube, is pulled from the interface between two liquids. Acyl chloride from any dicarboxylic acid reacts via a substitution reaction with any amine to form a nylon polymer and hydrogen chloride.

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Keywords: chemical, chemical reaction, chemistry, demo, demonstration, educational, experiment, jar, lab, laboratory, liquid interface, nylon, nylon polymer, nylon rope, object, polymer, science, still life, substitution reaction, tweezers

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