Polyethylene Oxide - The Razor Lubricant

July 16, 2019

[S4 / A-Level Chem] Spilling water is often a troublesome matter, but at least it's easy to clean up. The real problem comes when handling...

 

... a liquid that pours itself! Polyethylene oxide is a type of polymer (Topic: Macromolecules) that has very long and tangled chains, similar to bed hair. Their entanglement is so strong that it allows them to flow out of a beaker continuously, even when tipped very slightly. (As evidenced by the mess he had to clean up in the last few seconds)

 

Watch it in action here!

 

 

 

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