C2 Polymers

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  • Created on: 26-02-14 19:51

C2 Polymers

Low Density Poly Ethene

Conditions during production:

  • High pressure
  • Small ammount of oxygen present


  • Polymer chains spread out
  • This means there are weak forces of INTERMOLECULAR attraction between the molecules (Chains)
  • These weak intermolecular forces of attraction mean that less heat energy is required for the chains to be separated. LDPE has a lower melting point and is softer

High Density Poly Ethene

Condiditions during production:

  • Small pressure/temperature


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