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Just One Word for You: Plastics

November 01, 2007

Author: Conor Keenan, University of Washington Materials Advantage Chapter

Publication history: Accepted from the Fall 2007 Materials Radio podcast contest (sponsored by the ASM K-12 Education Subcommittee)

Polymers are all around us. A polymer is a material that is made up of small groups of atoms, called monomers. These monomers are connected together to form a bunch of tangled chains that can bend and stretch much like a bowl of spaghetti.

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