The Role of Chemistry in History

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April 19th, 2008 · No Comments ·

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






Teflon has been extremely influential in many different fields. Its extremely unique properties allows it to influence everything from fabrics to the Statue of Liberty (used as an insulator and a lubricator between the copper and steel). Great advances in the US Space Program to the successful storage of extremely corrosive materials are also directly related to Teflon. Teflon was cited when President George Bush awarded DuPont the U.S. National Medal of Technology(1990) for the development of man-made polymer.

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