Key Terms Defined
- Tiny molecules strung together in long, repeating chains
- The smallest part of a substance, it is made up of one or more atoms
White glue is loaded with long chain molecules that are called polymers. Borax links those polymers together into a big network; this is called cross-linking. The result is even larger polymers that create a thickened slime. The primary polymer in white school glue is called polyvinyl acetate.
How does the texture of the slime change when you add less borax? More borax? Less glue? More water?