making polymers from alkenes

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  • making polymers from alkanes
    • polymers are large molecules made when many small monomers join together
    • lots of ethene c2h4 molecules join together to form poly(ethene) commonly called polythene
      • in polymerisation reaction the double bond in each ethene molecule becomes a single bond in each molecule becomes a sing bond and thousands of ethene molecules join together in long chains
    • many plastics we use as bags, bottles containers and toys are made from alkenes



to anyone doing C1 in their mocks year 11 hope this mind map helps

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