Addition Polymers

One of a 2-part series on the preparation and properties of polymers. Students are introduced to the concept of addition polymerisation using polyethene from ethene. The program features many examples of the different types and properties of polymers. It includes:

  • definitions of terms such as monomer and polymer
  • simple molecular models to demonstrate how the double bonds in the monomers break to form the polymer
  • demonstration of how the alignment of the monomer is important for the successful formation of the polymer

Year levels               Upper Secondary to Tertiary

Format                      DVD

Duration                  20 min

Year produced       1998

School price           $90 inc gst (+ $9 p&h in Australia/ elsewhere POA)

Tertiary institutions   POA