chemistry-polymer revolution

what is it?

electrophillic addition


density of polymers

hydrogen bonding


e/z isomerism

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  • Created on: 22-03-12 14:18


a polymer molecule is a long molecule made from lots of small molecules called monomers

if polyer made up of A monmers then a A-A polymer is formed. Polyethene is an example

if two different monomers used then an A-B polymer is formed. These are known as copolymers

addition polymerisation formed by units with double bond

thermoplastics-no cross links between chains and can be heated, deformed and reshaped

thermosetting plastics-have cross linking polymer retains shape when heated

elastomers-soft springy can be deformed and return to original shape

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