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POLYMERS
Polymers are long molecular chains with large molecular masses built up from
monomer units/shortchained alkene molecules called monomers which can be added
together to form a long polymer chain.
Addition polymerisation is the process in which saturated alkene molecules (monomers)
add on to growing polymer chain one at a time, to form a very long saturated molecular
chain (the addition polymer).…read more

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Useful Common Polymers
· Poly(ethene) from ethene (the most widelyused plastic used ot make grocery bags,
shampoo bottles, toys, ect.
· poly(propene) from propene (used in food packaging, for containers that are dish
washer safe as a fibre in carpets for making synthetic ropes. Used as a material for
certain laboratory equipment, due to it' s resistance to chemical attack.…read more

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