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polymer are fun, not!

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by theedaddy77, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. theedaddy77

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    how do you identify what a polymer will look like given its starting material, which usally is a carbon chain with some double bonds.
     
  2. Hugh Mannity

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    Well it obviously depends on the monomers your talking about. If its a radical propagation it will usually be like a 1,4 addition of conjugated dienes or just repeating alkane monomers if it's one double bond. If its a polyamide or polyester, just connect the monomers and take away an H20 (or HCl for acyl halide monomer).
     
  3. theedaddy77

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    can u give me an example with the 1,4 thing?... it would be super appreciated!
     

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