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Industrial Importance of Alkenes

Copolymers

Plastics formed from only one type of monomer are called homopolymers. If two or more types of monomeric starting materials are polymerized, the resulting polymer chain contains these different monomers and the resulting product is a heteropolymer, more frequently called copolymer.

Tab.1
Examples of copolymers and their applications
MonomersName of copolymer
Fig.1
Saran
Fig.2
SAN
Fig.3
ABS
Fig.4
Butyl rubber

Exercise

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