Teflon

Teflon is the brand name of Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). It is a polymer best known for its slick properties and tolerance to extreme temperatures. It is used to line kitchen pots and pans to keep food from sticking to the surface. There are also other uses, such as coating some types of ammunition or preventing corrosion on some metals.

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Is teflon tape poisonous?

no, not in the slightest. that's why it is manufactured and used widely by plumbers, its non toxic and anti fungal

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Should Teflon tape be used on compression fittings?

Pipe dope better solution than tape.

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Will super glue stick to teflon?

Possibly if you an apply an etcher first to prime the surface. There are a few glues that are made by Loctite that will adhere to teflon.

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Why do people wear Teflon socks?

I wear them to help prevent blisters. I have EB simplex (look it up) which can be very painful and debilitating.

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Is Teflon nonreactive?

No, Teflon can be reactive. As a matter of fact, we have to be careful about non-stick instruments for cooking.

At high temperatures cookware coated with Teflon and other non-stick surfaces can break apart and emits toxic particles and gases. The fumes can sick people, but pet birds are even more sensitive. In cases of "Teflon toxicosis," as the bird poisonings are called, the lungs of exposed birds hemorrhage and fill with blood, leading to suffocation. DuPont studies show that the fumes can also sicken people, a condition called "polymer fume fever." The government has not assessed human health risks or the incidence of polymer fume fever from kitchen exposures to these particles and gases when pans are overheated.

Non-stick coatings can contain residues of PFOA (perfluorooctanoate), a chemical used to make Teflon and a breakdown product of stain- and grease-proof coatings on carpet, clothing and food packaging. PFOA is found in the bodies of nearly all Americans. It is a likely human carcinogen; it also has a variety of metabolic developmental, reproductive, endocrine, and neurobiological health effects. Many manufacturers of non-stick cookware have committed to eliminating PFOA residues from non-stick coatings. Available data suggest that non-stick pans are not a major source of PFOA in people's bodies. These exposures are more likely to come from stain- and grease-proof coatings on furniture, clothing, and food packaging.

Studies also show that most of the potential health risks from non-stick pans, such as polymer fume fever, come not from PFOA but from other particles and fumes that can come off the pan when it is overheated. While EWG continues to track the changes in manufacturing practices for non-stick cookware, we highly recommend stainless steel and cast iron as great alternatives to non-stick cooking surface.

source: http://www.ewg.org/EWGFAQ#

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How do you cure a Teflon pan?

Unlike a cast iron pan, a Teflon pan does not need 'curing' or seasoning before use, just wash it with warm soapy water then rinse it. Be sure not to scratch the surface as you use it.

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What is the monomer for Teflon?

tetrafluoroethylene or tetrafluoroethene: C2F4 or F2CCF2

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What is the correct way to apply Teflon tape to a threaded piece of steel pipe?

First, make sure the pipe threads are clean and in good condition. Hold the end of the tape flat against the pipe threads, flush with the end of the pipe, then turn the pipe clockwise, or as though you were tightening it. Put 1-1/2 to 2 turns of tape on the pipe, keeping the tape flat and tight against the pipe as you turn, then thread the pipe immediately into the fitting. The reason for doing it this way is so the loose end gets pinned down by the action of screwing the pipe in, rather than getting flipped up.

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What is the composition of Teflon?

Teflon is a compound that we call a polymer. These polymers are small repeating units that all look the same, but thousands combine together to form long chains. The scientific name for teflon is Polytetrafluoroethylene. This simply means in plain English many units of 2 carbons and 4 fluorines. One unit would look something like:

F F

| |

CC

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F F

and this unit is repeated many thousands of times to form the long chains of the polymer. The single unit is called a monomer.

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How do you clean fabric that has a Teflon finish?

How do clean fabric with Teflon finish

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What are the symptoms of teflon pan poisoning?

At high temperatures cookware coated with Teflon and other non-stick surfaces can break apart and emits toxic particles and gases. The fumes can sick people, but pet birds are even more sensitive. In cases of "Teflon toxicosis," as the bird poisonings are called, the lungs of exposed birds hemorrhage and fill with blood, leading to suffocation. DuPont studies show that the fumes can also sicken people, a condition called "polymer fume fever." The government has not assessed human health risks or the incidence of polymer fume fever from kitchen exposures to these particles and gases when pans are overheated.

Non-stick coatings can contain residues of PFOA (perfluorooctanoate), a chemical used to make Teflon and a breakdown product of stain- and grease-proof coatings on carpet, clothing and food packaging. PFOA is found in the bodies of nearly all Americans. It is a likely human carcinogen; it also has a variety of metabolic developmental, reproductive, endocrine, and neurobiological health effects. Many manufacturers of non-stick cookware have committed to eliminating PFOA residues from non-stick coatings. Available data suggest that non-stick pans are not a major source of PFOA in people's bodies. These exposures are more likely to come from stain- and grease-proof coatings on furniture, clothing, and food packaging.

Studies also show that most of the potential health risks from non-stick pans, such as polymer fume fever, come not from PFOA but from other particles and fumes that can come off the pan when it is overheated. While EWG continues to track the changes in manufacturing practices for non-stick cookware, we highly recommend stainless steel and cast iron as great alternatives to non-stick cooking surface.

Source: http://www.ewg.org/EWGFAQ#

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Where should liquid teflon lubricants be applied to pipe threads?

Only apply thread sealant to the MALE threads of the pipe.

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Is a steel wok better than a teflon covered one?

yes, steel will give you a better taste, allows things to brown faster,

wont Smoke at high heat,

teflon will come off after a while, and will scratch easly

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How do you loosen rusted pipe joints?

I'm assuming you mean house pipe joints. Start at the pipe union, using a bigger pipe wrench if necessary. If the joint breaks you will have to replace the pipe. Unfortunately there aren't any real good tricks, it just takes a lot of force. you can try draining the pipe and adding heat, but don't get it hot enough to melt the galvanized coating otherwise you'll NEVER get the pipe off. If it's a gas pipe don't try putting heat on the line. That wouldn't be good.

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Who was called the teflon president?

Ronald Reagan, and later Bill Clinton.

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What can you use instead of Teflon tape to seal the joint between a 34-inch copper male threaded connector to a female 34-inch steel water filter connection?

Not a good idea to connect Copper to Steel (Hopefully Galvanized (sp)) Many products are available. Check out any hardware store or home improvement center. (New Commentator) Rarely is Teflon tape a good idea. A fragment can and will break off, affecting something down the line.(valves,gauges,etc.) "Dope" is usually a better solution.(we are speaking of pipe dope here) What the earlier commentator what trying to get you to understand, is that when two metals meet, a battery is created. Steel and copper will interact with each other even on a low temperature(lower energy)line. Both materials will be affected,corroded, and your line will eventually clog,as it rots. Uniform materials might seem less expensive in the short term, but, in the long term, which depending on a number of variables, may only a few years, can cause a complete do over. (Very expensive) Prior commentator was hoping at least, you meant galvanized steel, because, the death of your pipes will be delayed a bit. If you can,change the female to copper. Just make sure the wall is thick enough. Try to use 'western' plumbing materials. There is a reason they cost more, and most of that reason is more uniform standards, better casts, threads that actually make a secure join, and try to stay away from the plastics. If you do the job right, you shouldn't have to do it again.

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What happens when a teflon pan burns?

Teflon (polytetrafluoroethylene) can react with oxygen to form largely a mixture of carbonyl-fluoride, carbon tetrafluoride, carbon dioxide, and other species in small quantity, such as fluorine, depending on the stoichometry and flame temperature. The overall chemical reactions which produce these combustion products include:

(C2F4)n + n 02 => 2n COF2

and

(C2F4)n + n 02 => n C02 + n CF4

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What type of bond is between carbon and fluorine in the polymer Teflon?

Covalent bond

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How safe is Teflon in fabrics?

At high temperatures cookware coated with Teflon and other non-stick surfaces can break apart and emits toxic particles and gases. The fumes can sick people, but pet birds are even more sensitive. In cases of "Teflon toxicosis," as the bird poisonings are called, the lungs of exposed birds hemorrhage and fill with blood, leading to suffocation. DuPont studies show that the fumes can also sicken people, a condition called "polymer fume fever." The government has not assessed human health risks or the incidence of polymer fume fever from kitchen exposures to these particles and gases when pans are overheated.

Non-stick coatings can contain residues of PFOA (perfluorooctanoate), a chemical used to make Teflon and a breakdown product of stain- and grease-proof coatings on carpet, clothing and food packaging. PFOA is found in the bodies of nearly all Americans. It is a likely human carcinogen; it also has a variety of metabolic developmental, reproductive, endocrine, and neurobiological health effects. Many manufacturers of non-stick cookware have committed to eliminating PFOA residues from non-stick coatings. Available data suggest that non-stick pans are not a major source of PFOA in people's bodies. These exposures are more likely to come from stain- and grease-proof coatings on furniture, clothing, and food packaging.

Studies also show that most of the potential health risks from non-stick pans, such as polymer fume fever, come not from PFOA but from other particles and fumes that can come off the pan when it is overheated. While EWG continues to track the changes in manufacturing practices for non-stick cookware, we highly recommend stainless steel and cast iron as great alternatives to non-stick cooking surface.

Source: http://www.ewg.org/EWGFAQ#

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Is teflon biodegradable?

YES

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Will superglue stick to teflon?

nope, its about the only thing it doesn't stick to though!

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Is Teflon tape a solid liquid or gas?

Teflon tape is a solid.

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What is the density of teflon?

Density of POLYTETRAFLUOROETHYLENE (TEFLON):

The density of Teflon is 2200 kg/m3.

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What was used before Teflon?

Iron skillets seasoned with vegetable oil or animal fat.

One still popular ingredient is PAM, which is a vegetable spray that contains alcohol.

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What is the name of the font on Rick Ross Teflon don album?

LHF Hamilton Ornate

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