The Role of Chemistry in History

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April 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment ·

Intro to Teflon, Serendipitous Discovery, Chemical Properties, Production, Changing History, Conclusion



PTFE can be produced by two different processes. It can be synthesized by the emulsion polymerization of tetrafluoroethylene monomer under pressure through free radical catalyst(as seen above). Additionally, it can be created through the substitution of hydrogen atoms with fluorine on the polyethylene by using fluorine and polyethylene gas at 20 degrees Celsius.



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