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Carbon Chemistry Plastics Questions

    Forming Plastics From Alkenes

    Answer the following questions by writing the answer in the space provided.

    1. Define the following terms:
    a) Monomer

    b) Polymer

    c) Polymerisation

    2. Draw a diagram of a reaction to show how a monomer polymerises for form a polymer.
    Represent a monomer with this symbol like a rectangle.

    3. Write a reaction for the polymerisation of ethene.

    4. Explain how ethene polymer forma a sheet of plastic. Use a diagram to assist the explanation.