Here you will find how chemistry is involved in making the latex balloon. I chose to do the chemistry of latex balloons because who doesn’t like party balloons? Balloons are an odd thing, I have always thought that because, well, it’s your birthday, here’s a latex sack of my breath, happy birthday kid-o! Have a nice day!
Composition of ...
The latex balloon consists of three things; latex, pigment, and coagulant.
Main Chemicals, Compounds, Components
The three main components of the latex balloon are latex, pigment, and coagulant
The latex comes from the Hevea Brasiliensis Tree Ca(NO3)2 + H2O + C2H6O, C5H8, (2-methyl-1,3-butadiene) This is the rubbery substance that allows the balloon to stretch and expand.
There are many different kinds of pigments for balloons. Most are made of natural minerals like iron ore. The most common pigments are; Ultramarine Blue, sulfur-containing sodio-silicate (Na8-10Al6Si6O24S2-4) + lazurite (Na3CaAl3Si3O12S), Red, Hematite (Fe2O3), and Yellow Ochre, found in the mineral limonite, FeO(OH) nH2O.
Coagulant is the substance that allows the latex material to form to a mold when the balloon is being made. Coagulant ,Ca(NO3), is a polymer.
3 Main Components:
:Latex balloon making:
Where the latex come from
The components involved in making the latex balloon
What rubber is
Where rubber comes from and how rubber polymers are made
Describes what vulcanization is
Tells where some inorganic pigments are from and what they are made of
Tells about what the color pigments are made of
Explains what coagulant is made of
Explains why coagulant is needed in making balloons
Explains how a balloon is made
Made by the T.V. show “How It’s Made”
Describes how the balloons are made and what some chemical processes are involved in making the balloons.
Tell you what is added to the latex to make it more suitable to be made into a balloon
Tells when and who first developed the latex balloon
Tell you where the latex balloon was first used in an experiment
Also tells you why it was used in the experiment
What most pigments are made of
What the color pigment Ultramarine Blue is made of
What Hematite Red pigment is made of
What Yellow Ochre pigment is made of
What things are involved in making coagulant
Describes what metallic salts are
Tells you what polymers are
Tells you how polymers are made
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