Flashcards in Unit 3 Plastics Deck (7)
what is the source of plastics?
what does synthetic mean?
man-made - does not occur naturally
what is a monomer?
small, unsaturated molecules which take part in addition polymerisation to form a polymer
what is a polymer?
long chain molecule made up of many monomers
what is addition polymerisation?
when many monomers join together to make a polymer
if many ethene molecules undergo addition polymerisation, what will the product be called?