Sodium Polycarbonate and Salt Water
Date: Fall 2011
Why is it hard for salt water to adsorb into sodium polycarbonate?
Well, you have got me there! I had never heard of "sodium
polycarbonate", and after a thorough search, I was unable to find any
mention of it anywhere.
"Polycarbonate" is the generic name for a type of clear, very tough
plastic resin. Most people are familiar with it as the plastic that CDs
are made of. A molecule of polycarbonate resin is a very long chain
polymer made of hundreds of molecules of Bisphenol-A, linked end to
end by carbonate groups.
I know of no compound of Polycarbonate plastic resin that is formed
with sodium, or any other metal. Perhaps you could resubmit your
question with a little more detail?
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