Chem B U5 Properties of Plastics Lab Template.pdf

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Name:____Titan Ruotolo______________ U5L9, U5L10 (Honors) Date:__June 15 2017_______ Properties of Plastics Introduction: Plastics come in all shapes and sizes. The size and structure of the polymers that compose different plastics contribute to the plastics’ properties. Some plastics can be recycled – their properties can be chemically manipulated to create a new plastic object that may serve a different function than that of the original object. For example, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles can be recycled into insulation for winter jackets. In this activity you will investigate and compare the properties of various recyclable plastics. Purpose: 1. Identify some of common plastics and their uses 2. Compare and contrast the properties of different plastics and make inferences from those comparisons 3. Identify products that different plastics can become through recycling Procedure 1. Review the table titled Common Plastics and Their Uses. Recyclers use the code numbers, listed in the first column, to identify different plastics. 2. Collect eight plastic items , which are listed in the table. Choose at least one product from every row in the table. 3. Use the table titled Properties of Plastics to record your observations. 4. Describe the sample type. (e.g., shampoo bottle, milk carton, etc.) 5. Record the full sample name as well as the abbreviated name, if one exists. 6. Record the color of the sample. 7. Try to bend the sample. Does it bend or break? Record your observations. 8. Try to stretch the sample. Record your observations.
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