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Higher Chemistry - Unit Two - Polymers
How can ethene be made from ethane or naptha?
Ethene is the starting material for many plastics made by _______ polymerisation?
Condensation polymers are made from monomers with ____ functional groups per molecule?
Give an example of a condensation polymer?
Diol + diacid → ?
polyester + water
What is a polyester?
A long chain molecule iwth many ester linkages
The acid and alcohol group, in a polyester, can join up with the loss of...?
What are the two ways polyesters can be classified?
As textile fibres and as resins
What kind of structure do textile fibre polyesters have?
What kind of structure do resin polyesters have?
What functional group does an amine contain?
Circle the functional group in this amine
What is the amide link?
What are polyamides made from?
A diamine and a diacarboxylicacid1
Give an example of a polyamide
Why is nylon so strong?
Because of the hydrogen bonding inbetween the polymer chains