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Polystyrene is an inexpensive and hard plastic

Polystyrene is an inexpensive and hard plastic - a lot of...

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Polystyrene is an inexpensive and hard plastic , and probably only polyethylene is more common in your everyday life. The outside housing of the computer you are using now is probably made of polystyrene. Model cars and airplanes are made from polystyrene, and it also is made in the form of foam packaging and insulation (Styrofoam TM is one brand of polystyrene foam). Clear plastic drinking cups are made of polystyrene. So are
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Unformatted text preview: a lot of the molded parts on the inside of your car, like the radio knobs. Polystyrene is also used in toys, and the housings of things like hairdryers, computers, and kitchen appliances. Polystyrene is a vinyl polymer . Structurally, it is a long hydrocarbon chain, with a phenyl group attached to every other carbon atom. Polystyrene is produced by free radical vinyl polymerization , from the monomer styrene....
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