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    Polyethylene Density

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    (a) Which is the higher density of polyethylene, linear or branched? Select the choice with the best accompanying explanation.

    (b) High-density polyethylene (HDPE) is opaque (white) while low-density polyethylene (LDPE) is transparent to visible light. Select the best explanation for this observation.

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    a) Linear polyethylene is the higher density form, as the chains are able to pack better and partially crystallize, resulting in better packing and higher density. Linear PE will be high ...

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    The solution discusses the density of polyethylene.