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Matter and materials

Chemistry

After this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Explain the terms polymer, macromolecule, chain, monomer, functional groups
  • Illustrate the reaction to produce a polymer by an addition reaction using the polymerization of ethene to produce polythene
  • List some industrial uses of polythene
  • Illustrate the reaction to produce a polymer by condensation reaction
  • Identify the monomer used to produce a polymer from the structural formula
  • Identify a polymer as the product of an addition or condensation polymerization reaction from its structural formula