|In the graph to the right,
the circle marks the solubility area for the polymer Teflon. (Teflon is used to
to make non-stick coatings for cookware). Use this graph to plot the values for the polar (P)
hydrogen bonding (H) parameters of the solvents listed at the far right to decide
whether or not they will dissolve Teflon. Only solvents
who's P & H values intersect inside Teflon's solubility area will
If more than one solvent intersects the circle, check the Material Safety Data Sheets before deciding which solvent to use.
Indicate your choice by clicking on the name of the solvent you want to use.
(You may print this page to make your plot on paper.)
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