Unit 10.5.8: Polymerisation and the plastics industry
Molymod teacher directed assembly of:
The students can then link together in pairs, fours, eights etc. to form polymers.
Identification of isotactic and atactic strands
Discussion of intermolecular forces, catalytic effects and substances that may be added during the manufacturing process.
Naming addition polymers, to include PVC, polystyrene, poly(phenylethene), teflon
This could be extended into criterion D - The plastics industry
The above content can be interspersed with the Garbage Island videos (below) to stimulate discussion
Complete Chemistry: Gallagher and Ingram 3rd Edition - sections 18.1, 18.2, 18.4, 18.5