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Unformatted text preview: 3. Give the mechanism for the formation of polystyrene from styrene and benzoyl peroxide. Include initiation, propagation, and termination steps. ( 3 points ) Or the recombination of 2 radicals… 4. In industry, processes involving living polymers are often desirable. What are living polymers ? (2 points) The term living polymerization is used when the termination step of a polymerization is very slow or non-existent. Polymerization will therefore continue as long as there is monomer present… This can allow for the controlled synthesis of co-polymers, etc....
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- Spring '09
- Polymer, Polymer chemistry, commonly used polymers, Preparation of Polymers, methyl methacrylate reaction, different monomeric units