Animated science topic " Rubber " : It is derived comes from the sap of the Para rubber tree, Hevea brasiliensis. It is a colloid. Natural rubber is chemically poly-cis-isoprene formed from monomer isoprene.Vulcanization is a process for hardening rubber. Rubber is heated with Sulphur or Sulphur compounds. This animated chemistry topic gives in-depth information about Rubber and is very useful for schools and industry.
Rubber and its chemistry Content : Educational
Type : Animation
Duration : 11 minutes
Topics Covered :
What is rubber?
How is rubber prepared?
What are properties of rubber?
What is chemical composition of rubber?
What is vulcanization of rubber?
Vulcanization of rubber
Process of making rubber from sap
Chemically rubber is poly-cis-isoprene
Details of the animation/ movie /software
Content of the science animation
: Natural rubber is chemically poly-cis-isoprene which
is formed from the monomer isoprene. It comes from the sap
of the Para rubber tree, Hevea brasiliensis. Trees are tapped
by making a spiral cut through the bark. The sap is called
latex. It is a white milky liquid. It is a suspension of
tiny particles of rubber in water. These particles can be
separated when acid is added to it and solid rubber is obtained.
Vulcanizing is a process for hardening rubber. The rubber
obtained from the tree is sticky and soft. In vulcanization
process rubber is heated with Sulphur or Sulphur compounds
at a definite temperature for a definite time.
Vulcanizing causes the long molecules to form chemical bonds
that join them side-to-side. The sulfur chains help to align
the polymer chains, so the material does not undergo a permanent
change when stretched but spring back to its original shape
and size when the stress is removed
This treatment converts the soft, sticky mass of rubber
into a hard, tough substance. This process is used in the
manufacturing of tires of vehicles.
All about it inside the animation.