HSC Chemistry: Polymers

 

This is part of the HSC Chemistry course under the topic Polymers. There are two types of polymers: addition and condensation polymers.

HSC Chemistry Syllabus

  • model and compare the structure, properties and uses of addition polymers of ethylene and related monomers, for example: – polyethylene (PE) – polyvinyl chloride (PVC) – polystyrene (PS) – polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) (ACSCH136)

  • model and compare the structure, properties and uses of condensation polymers of ethylene and related monomers, for example: – polyesters – polyamides (nylon) (ACSCH136)

Addition Polymers: HDPE, LDPE, PVC, PS and PTFE

This video introduces organic polymers, looking at addition polymerisation and structure, properties and uses of a range of commonly used addition polymers.

 

Condensation Polymers: Polyesters and Polyamides (Nylon)

In this video, we will discuss condensation polymers specifically the structure, properties as well as the uses of polyesters and polyamides.

 

 

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