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Polymers (College)

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Polymers

1. 
What temperature and pressure conditions are required to carry out the polymerization of ethylene?
  1. Temperature (463 K to 483 K) and Pressure (1500 atm.)
  2. Temperature (450 K to 480 K) and Pressure (1200 atm.)
  3. Temperature (400 K to 430 K) and Pressure (1300 atm.)
  4. Temperature (420 K to 440 K) and Pressure (1600 atm.)
 
2. 
Which of the following describes a polymer?
  1. resists changes in pH
  2. releases hydrogen ions in a solution
  3. accepts hydrogen ions in a solution
  4. a single subunit that is repeated in a much larger molecule
  5. a large molecule with many repeating subunits
3. 
Which of the following describes a monomer?
  1. resists changes in pH
  2. releases hydrogen ions in a solution
  3. accepts hydrogen ions in a solution
  4. a single subunit that is repeated in a much larger molecule
  5. a large molecule
 
4. 
The abbreviation PVC is short for what type of plastic?
  1. Polyethylene
  2. Polyvinyl Chloride
  3. Polyvinyl Acetate
  4. Polystyrene
5. 
Which of the following molecules could be joined, leading to the polymer shown below?
Formula - Polyethylene
  1. ethane
  2. ethylene
  3. ethyne
  4. methane
 
6. 
The following polymer could be the result of which of the following processes?
Formula - Polystyrene
  1. Addition polymerization
  2. Substitution polymerization
  3. Condensation polymerization
  4. None of the above
7. 
What is the most viable reactant used in the production of the following?
Formula - Poly Vinyl Chloride
  1. ethene
  2. dichloroethene
  3. chloroethene
  4. trichloroethene
 
8. 
Which of the following statements accurately describes condensation polymerization?
  1. joining monomers by means of decomposition
  2. joining monomers by means of double displacement
  3. joining monomers by means of substitution
  4. joining monomers by dehydration synthesis
9. 
Ethylene is considered a                     , while polyethylene is considered a                     , in a polymerization reaction.
 
10. 
Nylons are a result of addition polymerization.
  1. True
  2. False

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