Perform a synthesis reaction to produce rubber - a simple condensation polymer.
- Understand and demonstrate polymer chemistry through a synthesis reaction
- Aligned to NGSS practices
Show how the first synthetic rubber was made in United States by a reaction of sodium polysulfide with ethylene chloride. This produces a simple condensation polymer consisting of repeating units of ethane and polysulfide.
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