Defines polymer and addition polymer, gives the generic synthesis of addition polymers, and gives examples of addition polymers.
Demonstrates how addition polymerization works. A free radical initiator bonds to a pi electron of the first carbon atom, leaving that atom with one unpaired electron. This allows for a cascading effect of free radicals binding carbon atoms together.
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Learn about the properties and synthesis of polystyrene and recycling issues.
Shows a table of common addition polymers as well as a lot of information about polymers.