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  • Chemistry contributes 28 percent of the material input in clothing? Many fibers are made with synthethic polymers: nylon, polyester, rayon & acetate.
  • Shin guards are made from fiberglass, polyurethane, or foam rubber to protect the knees and legs of sportsmen.

  • Plastic is a key material for safety equipment because of its lightweight components and flexibility.
  • An imbalance of electrons creates an electric charge.

  • Direct sunlight can initiate the decomposition of many chemicals; it can also affect lab ware, stoppers, tubing and labels.
  • Sodium bicarbonate is a white, powdery base used in baking and cleaning processes; commonly called baking soda.

  • An atom is the smallest unit of an element that maintains the properties of that element and can exist alone or in combination with other atoms.
  • A Compound is a substance formed by the combination of elements in fixed amounts.

  • A porous paper that can be used to separate solids from liquids is called filter paper.
  • An atom is considered to be neutral when it has an equal number of protons and electrons.