Making a latex ball

The ingredients for the formation of rubber balls. The thick liquid of latex is made up of long molecules called polymers. These polymers slide past each other when the latex is in liquid form.

Add vinegar to the latex while stirring slowly. The latex sets into a solid ball. Remove the latex and shape it into a sphere.

Add the vinegar to the latex and stir . Click to see an  80kb movie .

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View the video on the left. Notice how vinegar sets the polymers together into a solid.