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Addition polymers

[This topic is common to both ‘Alkenes (AS)‘ and ‘Polymers (A2)‘ and links to GCSE topics of ‘Polymers from oil’ and ‘Polymer structure and intermolecular forces‘] Addition polymers are formed from alkenes and substituted alkenes. Poly(alkenes) like alkanes are unreactive (chemically inert and therefore non-biodegradable). Appreciate that knowledge and understanding of the production and properties of polymers has developed over time. Typical uses of poly(ethene) and

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