What is an Elastomer? - Definition, Properties & Examples


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Substances such as elastomers that are made of long chains of molecules are known as _____.

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1. Which of the following items does not demonstrate elasticity?

2. Which of these substances has the lowest viscosity?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What kinds of products are made from elastomers? What do we call the chain of molecules that form elastomers? These are the kinds of facts you will be expected to know when you use this quiz and worksheet assessment tool.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Your ability to do the following will be measured with this assessment:

  • Name the long chains of molecules that make elastomers
  • List items that demonstrate elasticity
  • Choose an item from among a list that has the lowest viscosity
  • Recognize items made from an elastomer
  • Understand how a scientist would describe the intermolecular forces found in an elastomer

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the molecules that make up elastomers
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about items that demonstrate elasticity and items made from an elastomer
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how science might describe an elastomer's intermolecular forces and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Stretch your knowledge of this subject by reviewing the lesson titled What is an Elastomer? - Definition, Properties & Examples. Details you will learn in this lesson include:

  • How a viscous substance is described
  • What the term elastic means
  • Which type of elastomers do not melt when heated
  • What type of elastomer can be melted and reformed