WEIRD SUBSTANCES

Allison Segovia

What is the science behind Polymers???

Polymers reactions is chain-reaction polymerization.In chain-reaction polymerization process occurs when the free-radical catalyst reacts with a double bonded carbon monomer, beginning the polymer chain. The double carbon bond breaks apart, the monomer bonds to the free radical, and the free electron is transferred to the outside carbon atom in the reaction.

A Catalyst is a free-radical peroxide that is added in relatively low concentrations. A free -radical is a chemical component that has a free electron that forms a Covalent bond with an electron on another molecule.

Materials, Procedure, and Independent and Dependent Variables

Materials

  • Goggles
  • Apron
  • 2 Beakers
  • 2 Stirring Rods
  • Glue
  • Sharpie
  • Hot Water
  • Borax
  • Sealed Containers
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Hand Towel
  • Measuring cups tbs, tsp. and 1/2 cup
  • Cornmeal
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Baking Soda

ORIGINAL SLIME

  • You first add 1/2 cup of hot water in a beaker
  • Then add 1 tbs of hot water into the other beaker
  • Get 1 tbs of borax and mix it in with the 1/2 cup of water, and stir
  • Then I added a 1 tbs of glue to the 1 tbs of water that was in the beaker
  • I stirred the glue and water and added a little bit of borax water and stirred till firm
  • Then I put it on the cookie sheet
  • I then got my sharpie and wrote regular above the slime
  • WASHED ALL SUPPLIES AND DRY

SALT SLIME

  • You add a 1/2 a cup of hot water to a beaker
  • And add 1 tbs of hot water to the second beaker
  • I then mixed in 1 tbs of borax to the 1/2 cup of water
  • After I mixed the Borax and water, 1 tbs of glue was mixed in the second beaker
  • Then I added 1 tsp of salt to my water and glue mixture
  • Poured just enough Borax solution and mixed up my substances
  • I then added my salt slime to a cookie sheet
  • I then got my sharpie and wrote salt above the slime
  • WASHED ALL SUPPLIES AND DRIED THEM

SUGAR SLIME

  • I poured 1/2 cup of hot water into the first beaker
  • I then added 1 tbs of hot water into the second beaker
  • After I got done with the water, I poured in 1 tbs of borax into the beaker with the 1/2 cup of water and mixed the two substances
  • Then i got 1 tbs of glue and mixed it into the second beaker
  • 1 tsp of sugar was added to the water and glue
  • I then poured in some Borax solution into the second beaker and mixed until I thought it was good.
  • The slime was then placed on the cookie sheet
  • I then got my sharpie and wrote sugar above the slime
  • WASHED ALL SUPPLIES AND DRIED THEM

BAKING SODA SLIME

  • Pour a 1/2 cup of hot water into the first beaker
  • And add 1 tbs of hot water into the second beaker
  • Then pour 1 tbs of borax into the first beaker and mix
  • I the added 1 tbs of glue into the second beaker
  • 1 tsp of sugar was added to the glue and water
  • I then poured in the Borax solution and stirred until I thought it was done
  • Placed my slime onto the cookie sheet
  • Then I got my sharpie and wrote Baking Soda
  • WASHED ALL SUPPLIES AND DRIED THEM

CORNMEAL SLIME

  • Pour a 1/2 cup of hot water into the first beaker
  • And add 1 tbs of hot water into the second beaker
  • Then pour 1 tbs of borax into the first beaker and mix
  • Then add 1 tbs of glue to the second beaker
  • You pour 1 tsp of cornmeal into the second beaker
  • After pouring the cornmeal you pour in the Borax solution, mix until you think its ready
  • I added my new substance into a sealed container, I also put the other substances into a container and wrote their names on the top of the lids
  • WASHED ALL SUPPLIES AND DRIED THEM TO BE PUT AWAY

INDEPENDENT AND DEPENDENT VARIABLES

DEPENDENT:

  • The original slime felt normal like ice but not cold
  • The salt slime was very watery and very hard and chunky, it didn't have viscosity, you couldn't roll it into a ball, or flatten it out without it crumbling apart.
  • The sugar was super sticky I say it had the most viscosity, it felt like bubble gum
  • The Baking soda was rising to the top and I had to squeeze the water
  • The cornmeal was very grainy, and it made way more than the others
INDEPENDENT:

  • ORIGINAL: Glue and water
  • SALT
  • SUGAR
  • BAKING SODA
  • CORNMEAL