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very large molecule, made when many smaller molecules called MONOMERS join together.

Examples:

ethene ------ poly(ethene)

styrene ------ poly(styrene)

POLYMERISATION--- the process of making a polymer.

ethene - poly(ethene)

            H               H

                c    -   c                   

           H                 H  

chlorothene - poly(chloroethene)

         H              H

               c = c

        CC             H     

propene - poly(propene)

    H                  H

            c = c

CH3                 H

tetraflutroethene - poly(tetrafluoroethene)

 F                       F

             c = c

F                       F

styrene - poly(styrene)

H                      H

        …

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