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Making Spiderman’s Web — The Liquid Rope Experiment With Nylon

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Spider Man’s web fluid fluid is a shear-thinning liquid (virtually solid until a shearing force is applied to it, rendering it fluid) whose exact formula is as yet unknown, but is related to nylon.

source/image: The Action Lab

In this video I show you a cool experiment synthesizing a nylon polymer from two different liquids. Some have called this the nylon rope trick.

I talk about spiderman’s web and if it is possible for him to use this method to make his spiderwebs. I talk a little about the chemistry behind what is happening here.

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Then I find the inner Peter Parker in me and try to make my own spiderweb. I talk about nylon and why this cool phenomenon happens.

This video is for entertainment purposes only. If you use the information from this video for your own projects then you assume complete responsibility for the results.

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