C2 Revision Flashcards - Polymers

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What gives polymers their properties?
The properties of polymers depend on how their molecules are arranged and held together
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What are polymers?
Polymers are very long molecules
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How do polymers form?
They form when many small molecules, called monomers, join together in long chains
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When polymers form, what is that chemical reaction called?
Polymerisation
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What happens in polymerisation reactions?
The atoms are rearranged
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Where do the small molecules in the monomers come from?
Crude Oil
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Name some natural polymers?
Cotton, Silk, Wool, Gloves, Fur, Paper
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What are some natural polymers that are replaced with synthetic polymers?
Fur and leather replaced with synthetic fibers, wood replaced with plastic, paper bags replaced with plastic bags
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What basic needs do polymers meet?
Physical needs for shelter, food, warmth ---- Bodily needs for food, water; hygiene and healthcare ---- Human contact, leisure and entertainment
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