Topic 21 Polymers

21 Polymers

Candidates should be able to:

(a) state examples of natural and synthetic polymers;

(b) define monomer, polymer, repeating unit, homopolymer and copolymer;

(c) identify the monomers in a polymer;

(d) describe condensation polymerisation as exemplified by terylene and nylon-6,6;

(e) describe addition polymerisation as exemplified by poly(ethene)/ polyethylene/ polythene, poly(phenylethene)/ polystyrene and poly(chloroethene)/ polyvinylchloride;

 

21 Polymers

Candidates should be able to:

(a) state examples of natural and synthetic polymers;

(b) define monomer, polymer, repeating unit, homopolymer and copolymer;

(c) identify the monomers in a polymer;

(d) describe condensation polymerisation as exemplified by terylene and nylon-6,6;

(e) describe addition polymerisation as exemplified by poly(ethene)/ polyethylene/ polythene, poly(phenylethene)/ polystyrene and poly(chloroethene)/ polyvinylchloride;

 

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