polymers

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What are Polymers?
large molecules made when many smaller molecules join together, end-to-end.
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what are monomers?
the smaller molecules:lots of monomer molecules → a polymer molecule
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name 3 polymers?
polyethene, polypropene and polystyrene.
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How do monomers join together to make polymers?
alkanes have a double bond between carbon atoms
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what is the reaction called to make polymers?
addition polymerisation
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what are monomers?

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the smaller molecules:lots of monomer molecules → a polymer molecule

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name 3 polymers?

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How do monomers join together to make polymers?

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what is the reaction called to make polymers?

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