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Addition polymerisation is used in the manufactures of variety of polymers starting form different alkene monomers. Polymers can be put to various uses due to their differing physical properties.(http://revisionworld.co.uk/files/plastics.jpg)

Polymers have been formed from thousands of monomer units, so its impossible to draw the full structural formula of any particular polymer.In order to represent polymers we use a repeat unit.

A repeat unit  is a specific arrangement of atoms that occurs in the structure over and over again.

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