Sorry team. You have provided some good background material. The important thing about making SLIME is that all the ingredients in it’s making (The Activator, the PVA and water) have something in common, lots of O-H chemical bonds. It is these that make the SLIME a reality. Look at the diagram of a PVA molecule and count the number of O-H bonds. Remember this is a Polymer so the image below is just one bit of a much bigger molecule of PVA.
So what is it about the O-H bonds that make them so important.
Look at the following short video ….
It’s all due to Hydrogen bonding. Everything is attracted to everything else by the Hydrogen bond environment that is introduced when you put all of the ingredients together. SLIME becomes the reality.
(Anyone reading this post who wants to ask a question or make a comment please feel free to do so)
(revised 13/9/17 – PVA is polyvinyl acetate not polyvinyl alcohol, Diagram of PVA included and last paragraph revised)