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February 1, 2007

Sodium Polyacrylate

Filed under: Uncategorized — doctorfeelgood @ 10:02 am

From Boing Boing: (then Steve Spangler’s blog for the $20 bag)
LINK: Gelli Baff is a powder that you pour into your kid’s tub to turn the water into colored slime.

Just add a scoop of “slush powder” to a glass of water and watch the liquid turn into a solid… instantly! The chemical name for Water Gel – Slush Powder is sodium polyacrylate and it absorbs from 800 to 1000 times its weight in water. How does it work? It’s actually the secret ingredient that’s used to absorb “liquid” in baby diapers! Includes a science activity guide with lots of fun polymer tricks to play on your friends!

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