Subject: Why does the surface of a wrinkled balloon shrink when heated?
Date: Thu Jun 4 11:29:28 1998
Posted by Michael Fitzpatrick
Grade level: teacher/prof
School: Florissant Valley
City: St.Louis State/Province: MO
Area of science: Chemistry
When a filled balloon is allowed to slowly shrink, the
surface is wrinkled. When the wrinkled ballon is heated
by the touch of a hand, the skin of the balloon shrinks.
Do the rubber molecules form a more compact tertiary
structure from the heat?
Re: Why does the surface of a wrinkled balloon shrink when heated?
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