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Ch. 1 - A Review of General Chemistry
Ch. 2 - Molecular Representations
Ch. 3 - Acids and Bases
Ch. 4 - Alkanes and Cycloalkanes
Ch. 5 - Chirality
Ch. 6 - Thermodynamics and Kinetics
Ch. 7 - Substitution Reactions
Ch. 8 - Elimination Reactions
Ch. 9 - Alkenes and Alkynes
Ch. 10 - Addition Reactions
Ch. 11 - Radical Reactions
Ch. 12 - Alcohols, Ethers, Epoxides and Thiols
Ch. 13 - Alcohols and Carbonyl Compounds
Ch. 14 - Synthetic Techniques
Ch. 15 - Analytical Techniques: IR, NMR, Mass Spect
Ch. 16 - Conjugated Systems
Ch. 17 - Aromaticity
Ch. 18 - Reactions of Aromatics: EAS and Beyond
Ch. 19 - Aldehydes and Ketones: Nucleophilic Addition
Ch. 20 - Carboxylic Acid Derivatives: NAS
Ch. 21 - Enolate Chemistry: Reactions at the Alpha-Carbon
Ch. 22 - Condensation Chemistry
Ch. 23 - Amines
Ch. 24 - Carbohydrates
Ch. 25 - Phenols
Ch. 26 - Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins

Solution: The copolymerization of vinyl chloride and vinylidine chloride by free radical catalysis produces a polymer used in food wrap. Which structural unit would appear in this polymer?

Solution: The copolymerization of vinyl chloride and vinylidine chloride by free radical catalysis produces a polymer used in food wrap. Which structural unit would appear in this polymer?

Problem

The copolymerization of vinyl chloride and vinylidine chloride by free radical catalysis produces a polymer used in food wrap. Which structural unit would appear in this polymer?

Solution

We’re being asked to determine the repeating unit for the polymer produced by the reaction of vinyl chloride and vinylidine chloride.



Recall that polymers are formed via free radical polymerization. When using a radical initiator the reaction follows a radical mechanism.


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