Why Teflon has hydrofobous properties?
It's formula is (-CF2-)n. Therefore this material has very small affinity to water
as I understand it, the dipole moments of fluorine atoms cancel each other out, as in CO2
@argentum You mean that this material is less polar than common hydrocarbon polymers?
@chaoticgood I can’t say for sure if we compare, for example, with polyethylene the same
We will wait for the answers of polymer experts in this field
I think Teflon isn't less polar than regular hydrocarbons, but it has a high glass transition point, which makes it possible to use it as a pan coating
plus it is quite thermally and chemically stable
Wonder what reaction may proceed with Teflon?🤔
Pyrolysis, alkaline hydrolysis
@argentum Both reactions are quite abundant in organic chemistry. Well if to think about it, Teflon is has very simple composition, so I shouldn't be surprised
I've found out that fluorocarbon polymers are used as a lubricants for different polymer materials. For a good stream of liquid material and for easy demolish process