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.

StyreneCHCCCCCHHCHCHHHH

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
    CHHCHCHHOOH
  • B
    CCHHHHHH
  • C
    CHCHCHHHH
  • D
    CCCOHHHHCHHHH
  • E
    CHHHH

Q5:

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

nCCHHC2H5H
  • 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?

nCCClClHH
  • A1,1,2-Trichloroethene
  • B1,1,1-Trichloroethene
  • C1,2-Dichloroethene
  • DChloroethene
  • E1,1-Dichloroethene

Q7:

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

  • A
    nCHCClHCHHCClHH
  • B
    nCClCClHHCCClClHH
  • C
    nCClClCHH
  • D
    nCCHClClH
  • E
    nCClCHHCClHClCHCl

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
    nCCH3CHCH3CH3
  • B
    nCHCHCH3C2H5
  • C
    nCCH3HCC2H5H
  • D
    nCHCCH3C2H5H
  • E
    nCHCHHC3H7

Q10:

Which monomer is used to create the following polymer?

CCHHHCOHHCHCHOHHCHOHHCHH
  • A
    CHOHHH
  • B
    CHCHOOHHHH
  • C
    HCHCHOHHH
  • D
    OHCCHOHH
  • E
    OHCCHHH

Q11:

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

  • Aentities
  • Bdivisions
  • Ccomponents
  • Dpolys
  • Emonomers

Q12:

The polymer poly(vinyl chloride) has the structure:

nCHClCHH

What is the structure of the monomer vinyl chloride?

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E

Q13:

Polyethene is one of the common names for a polymer used to make plastic bags. The repeat unit of this polymer has the structural formula:

nCCHHHH

What is the structural formula of the monomer from which polyethene is made?

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E

What is the name of the monomer from which polyethene is made?

  • AMethane
  • BEthyne
  • CEthane
  • DEthanol
  • EEthene

Q14:

The monomer styrene has the structure

A common polymer made from styrene has the structure

nCHCCCCCHHCHCHHHH

What is the name of the polymer?

  • APoly(styrene)
  • BStyrene-polymer
  • CStyrane-polymer
  • DPoly(styrane)
  • EPoly(styryne)

Q15:

The following polymer is the product of an addition polymerization reaction.

nCCWXYZ

Which of the following is the correct formula for the monomer of this polymer?

  • A
    CHYZCHXW
  • B
    CYWCZX
  • C
    CYWCZX
  • D
    CYWCZX
  • E
    CWXCYZ

Q16:

What type of reaction is addition polymerization an example of?

  • ACombustion reaction
  • BAddition reaction
  • CSubstitution reaction
  • DElimination reaction
  • ECondensation reaction

Q17:

Which of the following statements best describes polymers?

  • APolymers are ionically bonded macromolecules of high molecular weight, composed of many different subunits.
  • BPolymers are covalently bonded macromolecules of high molecular weight that can be composed of many repeated subunits.
  • CPolymers are covalently bonded atoms of low molecular weight and different subunits.
  • DPolymers are repeated subunits of low molecular weight, bonded together by hydrogen bonds.

Q18:

Which of the following reactions represents an addition polymerization reaction?

  • A
    +22nCHCH3OHCOHOCHOHCOHOCHCOOCHCH3COO
  • B
    ++CHHHHFFCHFHHHF
  • C
    +CHCHHHBr2CHBrHCHHBr
  • D
    +CCHHHHHOHCHHCHHH2O
  • E
    nCHCHHCHCHH

Q19:

Which of the following applications is the most common for Teflon?

  • ACoating nonstick cookware
  • BManufacturing of plastic bags
  • CManufacturing of water pipes
  • DManufacturing of textiles
  • EManufacturing of rubber

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