Polymer Chemistry

Polymers in and Around You

What is silicone? Is that the same as silicon?

Silicon is an element, while silicone is a polymer with a backbone of silicon and oxygen atoms. These polymers are very resistant to heat and have a rubbery feel. The latest squishy cookware and bakeware is made out of silicone.



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