Amylose and Polystyrene


The WebWare molecules of the month are amylose and polystyrene, which are examined in JCE Classroom Activity #57: "Pondering Packing Peanuts Polymers". In the activity, students investigate polymers and their chemical composition. The structures below show several repeating units of the two polymers. The helical, 50-unit amylose shows the structure that complexes with iodine to produce the blue charge-transfer complex in the starch iodine test.
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Amylose and Polystyrene   
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