Sorting Plastics For Recycling

First, young chemists practice polymer identification by density and flame tests. With the data collected, they propose a method of separating polyethylene from other plastics and determine what property makes it desirable for recycling. This laboratory activity is ideal when covering polymers in your general chemistry class.

9th - 12th Science 29 Views 41 Downloads
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Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Scientific Equipment
3 hrs

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