Polymerisation of ethene
Polymerised ethylene is known as polyethylene, a type of plastic.
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The first member in the homologous series of 1-alkenes.
One of the best known synthetic polymers.
Colourless, odourless gas, the monomer of teflon.
Addition is a reaction in which the molecules of two or more substances unite without the formation of a by-product.
A helical molecule consisting of alpha-D-glucose units. It is one of the basic components of starch.
The building material of the cell walls and fibres of plants.
The staggered conformation of ethane is more stable than the eclipsed conformation.
The first member of the homologous series of alkyne hydrocarbons.
Amino acids that make up proteins are bound by peptide bonds.
The structure and arrangement of polypeptide chains affects the spatial structure of proteins.
Carrier of genetic information in cells.
A polynucleotid made up of phosphoric acid, ribose, and nucleobases (cytosine, uracil, adenine and guanine).
The monomer of PVC.