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  1. Module 5: Equilibrium and Acid Reactions
    5.1 Static and Dynamic Equilibrium
    5 Topics
  2. 5.2 Factors that Affect Equilibrium
    2 Topics
  3. 5.3 Calculating the Equilibrium Constant
    2 Topics
  4. 5.4 Solution Equilibria
  5. Module 6: Acid/Base Reactions
    6.1 Properties of Acids and Bases
    7 Topics
  6. 6.2 Using Brønsted–Lowry Theory
    2 Topics
  7. 6.3 Quantitative Analysis
    1 Topic
  8. Module 7: Organic Chemistry
    7.1 Nomenclature
    2 Topics
  9. 7.2 Hydrocarbons
    2 Topics
  10. 7.3 Products of Reactions Involving Hydrocarbons
  11. 7.4 Alcohols
    1 Topic
  12. 7.5 Reactions of Organic Acids and Bases
  13. 7.6 Polymers
    2 Topics
  14. Module 8: Applying Chemical Ideas
    8.1 Analysis of Inorganic Substances
    3 Topics
  15. 8.2 Analysis of Organic Substances
  16. 8.3 Chemical Synthesis and Design
  17. Working Scientifically
    Working Scientifically Overview
    1 Topic

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Examples of Addition Polymers

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PolymerMonomer (Name & Structure)Common Uses
PolyethyleneEthene
CH2=CH2
LDPE: Milk bottles, soft toys, plastic wrap & bags
HDPE: Utensils, containers, rigid toys, rubbish bins,
PolypropylenePropene
CH2=CH-CH3
Car bumpers, rope and twine, household goods, moulded chairs, carpet
Polyvinyl chlorideVinyl chloride
CH2=CH-Cl
Electrical insulation, graded hoses, drainage and sewerage pipes, household guttering and downpipes
PolytetrafluoroethyleneTetrafluoroethene
F2C=CF2
High-grade electrical insulation, non-stick surfaces on cookware, pipe thread sealant
PolystyreneStyrene
CH2=C(benzene)H
Car battery cases, tool handles, modern furniture, disposable drink cups (foam & clear), foam packaging material
PolyacrylonitrileAcrylonitrile
CH2=CH-C≡N
Wool substitute in clothing, blankets, soft furnishings, carpet
Polyvinyl acetateVinyl acetate
CH2=CH-O-CO-CH3
Vinyl coatings on upholstery fabrics, paint, adhesives