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Cross-linking polymers

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[SOLVED] Cross-linking polymers

Homework Statement



What changes in consistency (if any) do you expect when adding more borax solution to your slime? Why?

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The Attempt at a Solution



Slime is a cross-linked polymer.
Borax (borate ion) is the cross-link.
So if more of the borax solution is added, then the slime will become more cross linked and therefore more solid and less pliable.

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That sounds right.
 

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