Polymerisation of Alkenes
- The polymerisation is a process of combining monomer molecules together in a chemical reaction to form polymer chains.
- The molecule of alkenes can combine together through addition reaction to form a long chain polymer.
- In the reaction, alkene molecules undergo addition reaction at the temperature of 200°C and pressure of 1200 atm.
- Thousands of alkene molecule join together to form a long chain molecule called poly(ethene) – commonly called polythene.