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Alkenes and Forming Polymers

What structural properties allow alkenes to serve as good monomers for polymerization reactions?
What are the primary types of chemical bond changes which occur during polymer synthesis employing alkenes monomers?

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Alkenes are key organic compounds which serve in many applications including the synthesis of polymers. The electrons contained in alkene monomers are bonded through weak pi-bonds can be broken to form strong sigma bonds to other ...

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This solution explains the characteristics of alkenes and the conditions required to form polymers.

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