Worksheet: Addition Polymerization

In this worksheet, we will practice defining an addition polymerization and determining the structure of an addition polymer from the monomer reactant.

Q1:

Addition polymers may be made from many types of monomer. What is the most common type of monomer used to make addition polymers?

  • AAlcohols
  • BCarboxylic acids
  • CAlkanes
  • DAlkenes
  • EAlkynes

Q2:

Which of the following is the best description of an addition polymer?

  • AA polymer that can be easily added to other polymers
  • BA polymer made by linking monomers together, without forming by-products
  • CA polymer made by linking different monomers in a well-defined sequence
  • DA polymer made by linking monomers together and releasing water or other small molecules
  • EA polymer that can be linked to itself to form a longer polymer

Q3:

Poly(styrene) is an addition polymer made from the monomer styrene.

S tyrene C H C C C C C H H C H C H H H H

If 100 kg of styrene reacts completely to form polystyrene, what mass of polystyrene is produced?

Q4:

Which of the following molecules can be polymerized?

  • A
    C H H C H C H H O O H
  • B
    C C H H H H H H
  • C
    C H C H C H H H H
  • D
    C C C O H H H H C H H H H
  • E
    C H H H H

Q5:

Which of the following chemicals is used as a monomer for the following polymer?

n C C H H C 2 H 5 H
  • AButanol
  • BBut-1-ene
  • CButane
  • DButanoic acid
  • EBut-2-ene

Q6:

Which of the following chemicals is used as a monomer for the following polymer?

n C C Cl Cl H H
  • A 1 , 1 , 2 -Trichloroethene
  • B 1 , 1 , 1 -Trichloroethene
  • C 1 , 2 -Dichloroethene
  • DChloroethene
  • E 1 , 1 -Dichloroethene

Q7:

Which of the following diagrams shows two repeat units of the polymer created by 1,2-dichloroethane?

  • A
    n C H C Cl H C H H C Cl H H
  • B
    n C Cl C Cl H H C C Cl Cl H H
  • C
    n C Cl Cl C H H
  • D
    n C C H Cl Cl H
  • E
    n C Cl C H H C Cl H Cl C H Cl

Q8:

Which diagram correctly depicts the formation of polyethene from ethene?

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E

Q9:

Which diagram represents the polymer made from CHCHCHCHCH2223?

  • A
    n C C H 3 C H C H 3 C H 3
  • B
    n C H C H C H 3 C 2 H 5
  • C
    n C C H 3 H C C 2 H 5 H
  • D
    n C H C C H 3 C 2 H 5 H
  • E
    n C H C H H C 3 H 7

Q10:

Which monomer is used to create the following polymer?

C C H H H C O H H C H C H O H H C H O H H C H H
  • A
    C H O H H H
  • B
    C H C H O O H H H H
  • C
    H C H C H O H H H
  • D
    O H C C H O H H
  • E
    O H C C H H H

Q11:

Fill in the blank: Addition polymers are formed by the joining together of many smaller units called .

  • Aentities
  • Bdivisions
  • Ccomponents
  • Dpolys
  • Emonomers

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