Posted 07/09/2018 by Erick Archer
How do you make a foam polystyrene cup disappear? Put it in an organic solvent such as acetone
What you’ll need:
Container (pie plate, large bowl or bucket).
With gloves on, add the cup to the liquid while applying a little downward pressure.
Notice the polystyrene is dissolving into the acetone.
How it works:
Polystyrene is made up of monomers of styrene, an organic compound (C6H5CH=CH2).
When polystyrene is being produced it exists in a liquid state…