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AQA GCSE Chemistry Addition polymers

Addition polymers

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The diagram shows the general equation for addition polymerisation, where a polymer is formed from alkenes.

Addition polymerisation

The equation shows the formation of polyethene through addition polymerisation.

Polyethene

The equation shows the formation of polypropene through addition polymerisation.

Polypropene

The equation shows the formation of polychloroethene (PVC) through addition polymerisation.

Polychloroethene

The equation shows the formation of polytetrafluoroethene through addition polymerisation.

Polytetrafluoroethene

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What type of bonds are formed between the carbon atoms on neighbouring repeating units?

AQA GCSE Chemistry Addition polymers What type of bonds are formed between the carbon atoms on neighbouring repeating units?
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What polymer is formed from a large number of the monomer shown?

AQA GCSE Chemistry Addition polymers What polymer is formed from a large number of the monomer shown?
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Polyethene can be melted and moulded into any shape. It is an example of what type of plastic?

AQA GCSE Chemistry Addition polymers Polyethene can be melted and moulded into any shape. It is an example of what type of plastic?
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An incorrect equation for the formation of polyethene is shown. What is the mistake in the equation?

AQA GCSE Chemistry Addition polymers An incorrect equation for the formation of polyethene is shown. What is the mistake in the equation?
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Complete the sentence: polypropene can be drawn out into strong ..., such as nylon.

AQA GCSE Chemistry Addition polymers Complete the sentence: polypropene can be drawn out into strong ..., such as nylon.
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What properties of PVC make it suitable for use in gas and water pipes?

AQA GCSE Chemistry Addition polymers What properties of PVC make it suitable for use in gas and water pipes?
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Why is polytetrafluoroethene used as a coating for cooking pans?

AQA GCSE Chemistry Addition polymers Why is polytetrafluoroethene used as a coating for cooking pans?
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What is the value of x in the equation shown?

AQA GCSE Chemistry Addition polymers What is the value of x in the equation shown?
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