Organic Chemistry-Polymers

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This type of polymerisation is addition polymerisation, monomer to polymer

E.g.

Propene to polypropene 

Image result for propeneImage result for polypropene repeating unitA catalyst is needed to determine the 'n'

Styrene to polystyrene

Image result for styreneImage result for polystyrene repeat unit

Chloroethene to poly (chloroethene) 

Image result for chloroetheneImage result for polychloroethene

Some properties of polymers;

  • polypropene is slightly stretchy but only slightly, used in rope
  • polyethene can be used as plastic…

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