Polymers

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  • Created on: 25-10-15 12:43
What is a Polymer?
A Polymer is a long molecule chain made up of many monomers.
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What is a Monomer?
A Monomer is a small repeating unit found in a Polymer
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Uses of Polymers
-plastic bags - ropes - bin liners -clothes -plates and cups etc
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How do we name Polymers?
The Polymers name is simply the Monomers name with 'poly' in front e.g. poly(ethene)
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What is a problem with Polymers?
Many Polymers are not Bio-degradable (won't rot away)
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What is meant by the term Bio-degradable
When an object can't be broken down by microorganisms
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What is a Monomer?

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A Monomer is a small repeating unit found in a Polymer

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Uses of Polymers

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How do we name Polymers?

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What is a problem with Polymers?

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