How do these
two molecules interact?
is suspended in water, the water molecules do not discriminate against
the cellulose molecules and include them in the chain. This creates
a mass of watery cellulose.
catch this mass of watery cellulose in a screen, allow the excess
water to drain off and press the soggy cellulose, which is now called
'waterleaf' paper, flat. As the rest of the water evaporates out
of the 'paper', the chain effect transfers to the cellulose alone
and the cellulose takes on a solid form.