Glass, ceramics and composites

This lesson will look at how glass is made as well as the uses of composites and ceramics. We will compare the physical properties of glass, ceramics and composites, and explain how their properties are related to their uses.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Polymers are made up of monomers.

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Q2.Which of the following is not a property of a polymer?

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Q3.Poly(propene) is used to make plastic bags

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Q4.High density poly(ethene) is formed under high pressure.

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Q5.Which of the below forms branched chains and so the polymer chains can't pack closely together?

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Q6.Which of the below will melt when heated?

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Q7.Thermosetting polymer chains are fixed together by strong covalent bonds.

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Q8.There are weak intermolecular forces between polymer chains in thermosoftening polymers.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Polymers are made up of monomers.

1/8

Q2.Which of the following is not a property of a polymer?

2/8

Q3.Poly(propene) is used to make plastic bags

3/8

Q4.High density poly(ethene) is formed under high pressure.

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Q5.Which of the below forms branched chains and so the polymer chains can't pack closely together?

5/8

Q6.Which of the below will melt when heated?

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Q7.Thermosetting polymer chains are fixed together by strong covalent bonds.

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Q8.There are weak intermolecular forces between polymer chains in thermosoftening polymers.

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Glass, ceramics and composites

This quiz will check your knowledge from this lesson and previous lessons

Q1.Sand is a raw material in both soda-lime glass and borosilicate glass.

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Q2.Borosilicate glass is used in oven glassware as it has a lower melting point than soda-lime glass.

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Q3.The particles in soda-lime glass form a regular arrangement.

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Q4.Which of the below is not a property of clay ceramics?

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Q5.Clay ceramics are used in construction

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Q6.Composite products have worse properties than the original materials.

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Q7.An example of a composite material is reinforced concrete.

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Quiz:

Glass, ceramics and composites

This quiz will check your knowledge from this lesson and previous lessons

Q1.Sand is a raw material in both soda-lime glass and borosilicate glass.

1/7

Q2.Borosilicate glass is used in oven glassware as it has a lower melting point than soda-lime glass.

2/7

Q3.The particles in soda-lime glass form a regular arrangement.

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Q4.Which of the below is not a property of clay ceramics?

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Q5.Clay ceramics are used in construction

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Q6.Composite products have worse properties than the original materials.

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Q7.An example of a composite material is reinforced concrete.

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Lesson summary: Glass, ceramics and composites

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