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Chapter 15, Problem 41E
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What are some of the uses of polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride, and polystyrene?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The main uses of polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride, and polystyrene are to be determined.

Concept Introduction:

Polymers are made up of a large number of same repeating units called monomers.

Polypropylene is a polymer made up of repeating units of propene.

Polyvinyl chloride is formed from the monomer 1-chloro ethene.

Polystyrene is a polymer, which is made from styrene units.

Explanation of Solution

Polypropylene is a polymer of propene when it is formed under different conditions, it can give different characteristics. Also, fibers can be made from it. It is used to form athletics clothing, carpets, pipes, bottles, and upholstery.

Polyvinyl chloride is formed from the monomer 1-chloro ethene. The presence of chlorine atoms makes the polymer strong and durable...

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