Problem: Rank the following fibers on the degree to which a dye will bind to the fabric and resist fading. Nylon               Polypropylene

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Upon inspection, polypropylene appears to be purely hydrocarbon while nylon has N groups on it

This makes nylon slightly polar and susceptible to dyeing since dye are mostly polar molecules

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Rank the following fibers on the degree to which a dye will bind to the fabric and resist fading. 




Nylon               Polypropylene

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