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Unformatted text preview: Ethers react slowly with O 2 to form hydroperoxides (autoxidation) It was discovered in 1933 that the presence of these or other peroxides caused a change in mechanism, from ionic to radical 2 Polymers and Polymerization (15.14) Polymers: Large molecules made up of repeating units of small molecules (monomers) Polymerization: The joining together of monomers to make polymers Well focus for now on radical polymerization Polymers and Polymerization (15.14) Termini (ends) comprise only a tiny fraction of a polymer, and can be ignored when representing the structure...
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This note was uploaded on 10/24/2011 for the course CHEMISTRY 623 taught by Professor Benson during the Spring '11 term at Kansas.
- Spring '11
- Organic chemistry