Polymers

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What is a polymer?
It is a long chained molecule made from many monomers
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What are monomers?
Small reactive molecules that react together to form a long chain molecule called a polymer
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Name an example of a monomer becoming a polymer
Ethene becoming poly(ethene)
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What is this reaction called?
Polymerisation
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What happens between the bonds in the polymer?
The double carbon-carbon bond becomes single
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What are alkenes used for?
Plastics, bottles, containers and toys
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What are hydrogels?
Polymers that can trap water and can be used for dressing wounds
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What are shape memory polymers?
They are polymers that change back to their original shape when temperature and other conditions change
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What is a smart polymer?
Polymers that change in response to changes in their environment
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