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1

what is the source of plastics?

oil

2

what does synthetic mean?

man-made - does not occur naturally

3

what is a monomer?

small, unsaturated molecules which take part in addition polymerisation to form a polymer

4

what is a polymer?

long chain molecule made up of many monomers

5

what is addition polymerisation?

when many monomers join together to make a polymer

6

if many ethene molecules undergo addition polymerisation, what will the product be called?

polyethene

7

what is the only naturally occurring addition polymer?

rubber