Polymers

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What is the difference between polymers and polymerisation?
Polymers are plastics and Polymerisation produces plastics
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What must the monomer have to form a polymer?
To form a polymer, the monomer must have a double bond
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What does the monomer form?
Monomer -> polymer (= poly(monomer)
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What does ethylene become in polymerisation?
Ethylene -> Polyethylene
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[what] monomers give [what] properties?
Different monomers give different properties
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What is a thermosetting plastic?
A thermosetting plastic is a plastic which does not soften
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Why do thermosetting plastics not soften?
Thermosetting plastics do not soften because the strong covalent bonds are too strong to break down
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What must the monomer have to form a polymer?

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What does ethylene become in polymerisation?

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