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Homework Help: Cross-linking polymers

  1. Sep 29, 2007 #1
    [SOLVED] Cross-linking polymers

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

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

    2. Relevant equations


    3. 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.

    Is this correct?
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  3. Oct 1, 2007 #2


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    That sounds right.
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