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Chemistry Of Kevlar Hockey Sticks Chemical Formula Structural/Chemical Properties Physical properties Practicality/Price Science: Kevlar ( C 14 H 10 N 2 O 2 ) is a man-made fiber that is synthesized by compressing carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen. There are two main stages to making Kevlar. First scientists must produce the basic plastic from which Kevlar is made (a chemical called poly-para-phenylene terephthalamide). Finally, they must form strong fibers. The structure of Kevlar molecules are tightly weaved, and are usually lighter than half pound Kevlar is made up of covalent bonds , and as a polymer, it creates long straight strands The monomers (base units) that make up kevlar are of an amide group and of a phenyl group; kevlar is a a polyamide, a type of synthetic polymer, in which the amide groups are separated by para phenylene groups, meaning that the amide groups are attached to each other on opposite sides of the phenyl group
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