How does super glue glue things?

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Be honest. Have you ever glued yourself with super glue? Everyone should accidentally make that mistake at least once, so you can literally feel the impressive stickiness of super glue. Well today, you can learn about the chemistry within super glue, without putting any fingers or other body parts at risk! Let's do this.
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References from this episode
  1. Introduction to Polymers R.J. Young and P. A. Lovell
  2. http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk/motm/superglue/superglueh.htm
  3. https://www.chemistryworld.com/podcasts/cyanoacrylate/6261.article
  4. https://pubsapp.acs.org/cen/whatstuff/86/8624sci5.html
  5. https://www.acs.org/content/dam/acsorg/education/students/highschool/chemistryclubs/March_ChemClubCal.pdf
  6. https://www.acs.org/content/dam/acsorg/education/resources/highschool/chemmatters/articlesbytopic/bonding/chemmatters-dec2006-glue.pdf



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