Chemistry (12th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0132525763
ISBN 13: 978-0-13252-576-3

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Chemistry - 1.2 Chemistry and You - Chemistry & You: Technology - Accidental Chemistry: 3

Answer

The significance of Plunkett's finding was that he discovered the material polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) which is now used as insulation for electronics, stain repellants for fabrics, and coatings for cookware.

Work Step by Step

For this problem it is important to read the previous textbook page (12) throughly to understand that Plunkett's experiment created a new material.
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