Introduction: How to Make a Cup Chemically Disapear
Styrofoam is a polymer and when brought into contact with
acetone the polymer breaks down into its monomers. This
demonstration show the process of depolymerization. It looks pretty cool.
Need a Petri dish (something that is not Plastic to hold Demonstrations in
Styrofoam Cup is placed into petri dish and 20 mL of acetone is poured in
Clean up let acetone evaporate, throw out cup gew.
acetone can be replaced with a number of different solvents like gasoline.