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After we add water to disposable diapers and the polymer absorbs water, what can we do with the gel to extend the discovery/experiment? Can the gel be used as a reactant to produce another product?
Question Date: 2014-01-22
Answer 1:

Although I'm not sure what your experiment is, after the polymer absorbs water, you should be able to dry the gel and reuse it. That would certainly be a good experiment to try! Can you re-use the gel? How much water can it absorb the first time? How long does it take to dry? How much water can it absorb the second time? Less than the first?

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