Ch. 9 | The World of Polymers and Plastics

Chapter 9 Opening Video

This video sets the stage for what students will learn about recycling, a topic addressed in Chapter 9.


This animation of ethylene polymerization is illustrated in Figure 9.4 and will help students answer Your Turn 9.2.

The Feel of Rubber  

This ACS Reactions video explains what makes rubber rubbery.

Plastic Recycling  

This ACS Reactions video explains how recycling works, and elaborates on Figure 9.23.

Degradation of PLA

This video shows and explains a laboratory method to degrade PLA.