Polymers

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Do Alkanes or Alkenes make polymers?
Alkenes
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What molecules are Polymers made from?
Large molecules made from smaller molecules called monomers
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What is the name of the reaction when monomers join together end-to-end?
Polymerisation
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Name the 3 ways to dispose of polymers
Landfill, Incineration and Recycling
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Name the problems of using Landfills
Uses up valubale land + suitable sites often fill up quickly
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Name the problems of using Incineration
Release a lot of heat energy + Carbon dioxide is produced which adds to global warming.
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Name the problems of using Recycling
Polymers must be seperated from each other first; which can be difficult and expensive.
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Are monomers and Polymers unsaturated?
Monomers are unsaturated + Polymers are saturated
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What do you add onto the word of a Alkene to make a Polymer?
Poly to the front e.g. ethene ----- polyethene
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