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Chance Discoveries: Polyethylene -- Chemistry Now


Chance Discoveries: Polyethylene

So much of what we wear, sit on, use and touch every day is made, at least in part, of polymer plastics. "Chance Discoveries: Polyethylene" tells the story of how the world's most used plastic was first formed and developed into the "miracle" material of post-WWII America.

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