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Introduction to Polymers [electronic resource]

Video Education Australasia
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
This in-depth, graphics-driven program introduces students to the world of synthetic and naturally occurring polymers. The video sheds light on a number of monomers and the processes of addition polymerization and condensation polymerization which produce a desired polymer. Properties of thermosetting and thermoplastic polymers are also investigated; likewise, the relationship between the physical properties of a material and the type of bonding that occurs both within and between molecules. The video also looks at elastomers, various degrees of cross-linking, and the process of vulcanization pioneered by Charles Goodyear.
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29 min.
11 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on June 03, 2009.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Monomers to Polymers (2:44)
  • Classification of Polymers (3:41)
  • Low and High-Density Polyethenes (1:49)
  • Addition Polymerization (3:51)
  • Condensation Polymerization (3:11)
  • How to Make Nylon in the Laboratory (2:56)
  • Vulcanization Process (3:42)
  • Problems With Plastics (4:37)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2008.
Publisher no.
40304 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (29 min.) : sd., col., digital file. + instructional materials (online)
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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