Results for: sodium-polyacrylate

What is in gelli baff?

The absorbent goo or slime contains sodium polyacrylate (disposable diaper gel powder), sodium chlorite, and coloring. The dissolver powder contains a de-polymerizing chemical, mostly ordinary salt, that lets the polyacrylate dissolve in water. Full Answer

Why does polyacrylate absorb water?

Sodium polyacrylate is a polymer (a long chain molecule) with ionic groups (negative charges with accompanying positively charged sodium ions) all along its length. It is these ionic groups that allow it to absorb a huge amount of water. Full Answer