Worksheet: Condensation Polymerisation

In this worksheet, we will practice describing the formation of condensation polymers and listing some of their common examples and uses.

Q1:

What name is given to the repeating structural units in a polymer chain?

  • AAmino acid
  • BUnimer
  • CMolecule
  • DPolysome
  • EMonomer

Q2:

Polymers can have varying physical properties. Which of the following is an unlikely property of a polymer?

  • AFlexible
  • BStiff
  • CElastic
  • DStrong
  • EGaseous

Q3:

Which of the following diagrams is most representative of a thermosoftening polymer?

  • A
  • B
  • C

Q4:

Fill in the blanks: Polyesters can be formed by the joining together of many and .

  • Adicarboxylic acids, water
  • Bcarboxylic acids, alcohols
  • Cdicarboxylic acids, alcohols
  • Ddiols, carboxylic acids
  • Edicarboxylic acids, diols

Q5:

Fill in the blank: Polyesters can be formed by joining many individual together.

  • Ahydroxycarboxylic acids
  • Besters
  • Cdicarboxylic acids
  • Damino acids
  • Ediols

Q6:

Fill in the blank: Polyamides can be formed by the joining together of many individual .

  • Aamino acids
  • Bhydroxycarboxylic acids
  • Cdicarboxylic acids
  • Damines
  • Eesters

Q7:

Fill in the blanks: Polyamides can be formed by the joining together of many and .

  • Adiamines, water
  • Bcarboxylic acids, amines
  • Cdicarboxylic acids, amines
  • Ddiamines, carboxylic acids
  • Edicarboxylic acids, diamines

Q8:

Which type of condensation polymer is formed when the following two chemicals react together?

COHHCHHOHH
COHCOOOH
  • APolynitrile
  • BPolyester
  • CPolyethene
  • DPolyvinyl
  • EPolyamide

Q9:

Which small molecule is lost when polyesters are formed?

  • AAmmonia
  • BCarbon dioxide
  • CHydrogen
  • DHydrogen chloride
  • EWater

Q10:

Which type of polymerization is used in the manufacture of Terylene?

  • AReversible addition polymerization
  • BPlasma polymerization
  • CRing-opening polymerization
  • DAddition polymerization
  • ECondensation polymerization

Q11:

Which of the following is a difference between condensation polymerization and addition polymerization?

  • ACondensation polymers are created from monomers.
  • BCondensation polymerization forms valuable polymers used in industries.
  • CA long macromolecule is produced in condensation polymerization.
  • DCatalysts are often used to produce condensation polymers.
  • EA small-molecule by-product is produced in condensation polymerization.

Q12:

Which statement about condensation polymers is true?

  • AMonomers must have either a double bond or triple bond.
  • BCondensation polymers only have one functional group.
  • CCondensation polymers are only synthetic.
  • DForming condensation polymers produces two products.
  • EHydrolyzing condensation polymers produces hydroxycarboxylic acids.

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