Structure of Materials

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A solid melts when what happens?
When the forces between it's particles are broken
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Long polymer chains have what?
Stronger forces and are less flexible
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What does plasticisers do?
They soften the material by pushing the molecules further apart.
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What do cross links do?
They link chains of polymers together this makes the material tougher and less flexible
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What does LDPE and HDPE stand for?
Low density polyethene and High density polyethene
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Long polymer chains have what?

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Stronger forces and are less flexible

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What does plasticisers do?

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What do cross links do?

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What does LDPE and HDPE stand for?

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