Unit 4 Polymerisation Flashcards

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1
Q

Name two types of Polymerisation

A

Condensation Polymerisation

Addition Polymerisation

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2
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What product is produced in addition to the polymer in a condensation reaction?

A

Water (H20)

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3
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What type of bond must be broken for addition polymerisation to occur?

A

C=C Bond

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4
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How many functional groups must be on each monomer for condensation polymerisation to occur?

A

2

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5
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Why are polyalkenes so unreactive?

A

Because they have strong non-polar C-C and C-H bonds

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6
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What bond is repeated in a Polyester?

A

-O-CO-

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7
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What 2 monomers must react for a polyester to form?

A

a diol and a dicarboxylic acid

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8
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What 2 monomers must react for a polyamide to form?

A

a dicarboxylic acid and a diamine

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9
Q

What type of polymer are proteins?

A

Polyamides

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10
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What are the issues with disposing of polyalkenes by combustion?

A
  • CO2 is produced

- Toxic CO is produced

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11
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What reaction occurs when polyamides are biodegraded

A

Hydrolysis

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