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1

What happens in these reactions

Small molecules (monomers) join together to form large molecules (polymers)

2

What can polymers be used for

New packaging materials, waterproof coatings for fabrics, dental polymers

3

What is a problem with polymers

Not biodegradable
So not broken down by microbes which can lead to problems with waste disposal

4

What are plastic bags made of and why

Polymers and cornstarch so they can break down more easily

5

What can alkenes be used to make

Polymers such as polyethene and polypropene