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Chemistry: How is Nylon manufactured?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
You know in chemistry, I've had a look for it but cant find out how Nylon is produced. I'm actually doing a Physics project :/ but it's on the material Nylon. I've done about the material, it's properties, applications and all that, but now I'm just trying to fill up spaces. Hmmm :chin:

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Shyboy, this is about the fifteenth school related question you've posted here. Maybe try the student forum? Either that or google :p
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I dunno how it's manufactured, but I know it was discovered on the first few space shuttles due to the extreme heat of re-entry reacting with the heat proof tiles on the bottom.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    And is called nylon due to joint research conducted in New York and London.
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    SkiveSkive Posts: 15,287 Skive's The Limit
    I thought it was invented in the 1930's?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Nevermind - I'm thinking of teflon :/
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    SkiveSkive Posts: 15,287 Skive's The Limit
    Fiend_85 wrote:
    And is called nylon due to joint research conducted in New York and London.

    That's a myth apparently.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Funny, it's a myth I was taught at A-level...
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Fiend_85 wrote:
    Funny, it's a myth I was taught at A-level...

    http://www.snopes.com/business/names/nylon.htm

    Oh and thanks for the link Mist, I couldn't find anything on google myself.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Huh, bizarre.... Maybe I wasn't listening properly.
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    SkiveSkive Posts: 15,287 Skive's The Limit
    Fiend_85 wrote:
    Funny, it's a myth I was taught at A-level...

    I did Slaters A level Chemistry and was taught it was a myth.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    owned
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Capacity wrote:
    owned

    = yuo
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Kiezo wrote:
    = yuo

    , Kieran_M
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    nylon ...invented in the thirties ...highly polluting.
    the reason cannabis was outlawed.
    the oil companies could now manufacture this earth damaging product in such a manner that it could replace canvas (cannabis) ...replace hemp rope ...replace many textiles.
    did you know that it was a criminal offence in america NOT to grow cannabis?
    then came nylon and the oil men ...
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yep, that was what we were not only taught in A-level chemistry, but also In GCSE Textiles.

    How can Nylon be No Run spelt backwards? Nur on?? yeah ok...
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