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Fabricating Fabric: Nylon -- Chemistry Now


Fabricating Fabric: Nylon

This video explains the history of nylon, the first synthetic fiber developed for mass production, and explains polymers, polymerization, amide links and polyamides. It includes a demonstration of the Nylon Rope Trick: making nylon fiber in a lab beaker.

Credit: NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation (NSF)

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