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What liquid can make plastic

Postby ms3ttil » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:00 am

Hello! I'm Alicia and I'm in 4th grade. I'm doing a science project on "what liquid can make plastic" and I'm having some troubles in doing it. Can you advise me, apart from mixing milk and vinegar, what other liquuds should I test and will possibly make plastic, too? Can you also advise me what reference books to read so that I can learn more about this topic? Thanks!!!!




Best regards,
Alicia

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Re: What liquid can make plastic

Postby cumulonimbus » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:36 am

Hi Alicia,

I found a website that suggests 2 other ways to make plastic: use styrofoam and paint thinner or use craft glue and Borax powder/laundry detergent. https://www.wikihow.com/Make-Plastic
If you want to learn more about making plastics, I would suggest looking at encyclopedias or going to your local library to see if they have any books on the subject. If you look online, there are also several good resources. Here are a few to get you started:
https://science.howstuffworks.com/plastic.htm
https://plastics.americanchemistry.com/ ... -Are-Made/
https://www.britannica.com/science/plastic

Once you understand the chemistry behind making plastic polymers, perhaps you will come up with some more liquids that make plastic! Or, if other liquids are not successful, you can analyze why they are not successful. Another course of action might be to use only one liquid (for example, the milk and vinegar) and change a variable of the "recipe" to see how that affects a specific aspect of the plastic. You could consult this similar Science Buddies project for advice: https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science- ... ic#summary

Good luck!
Elena

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Re: What liquid can make plastic

Postby ms3ttil » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:00 pm

Dear Elena
Thanks for your advice,you helped me a lot!!!!!

Alicia

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Re: What liquid can make plastic

Postby cumulonimbus » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:18 am

No problem, I hope the experiment goes well! Let me know if you have any more questions!


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