|Electrical conductivity (σ)||10−12 S/m|
|Thermal conductivity||0.25 W/(m·K)|
|Melting point||463–624 K|
Nylon makes a silky material which was first used in toothbrushes. It is strong, hard and water resistant. It is used to make clothes. In fact, polyamides are mostly used for synthetic fibres in clothing. Nylon can also be used to make other materials, such as parachutes, ropes, string for tyres, carpets, fishing nets and cloth and socks.
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- American Chemical Society National Historic Chemical Landmarks. "Foundations of Polymer Science: Wallace Hume Carothers and the Development of Nylon". ACS Chemistry for Life. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
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