Why does Teflon make a good non stick surface?



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    Teflon is a polytetrafluoroethylene, a long chain of polymers similar to plastic. The fluorine in the polymer joins very strongly to the carbon. An element can only have so many bonds, and it will not bond with other substances it comes into contact with. Of course, this is a problem if you have a large amount of carbon in your pan. This is likely why when you leave food on the pan for too long, it gets this black coating (the residual carbon in the food) which won’t come off. 

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