3.3.12 Polymers (A-level only)
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  • Question 1
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    Q.

    The repeating unit of a polymer is shown.


    Which monomer or pair of monomers could be used to make this polymer?

    answer choices

    ClOC(CH2)4NH2 only

    ClOC(CH2)4COCl only

    ClOC(CH2)4COCl and H2N(CH2)6NH2

    ClOC(CH2)6COCl and H2N(CH2)4NH2

  • Question 2
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    Q.

    The structure of part of a polyester chain is shown.


    Which statement correctly explains why plastics made from this polyester only soften at high temperatures?

    answer choices

    Hydrogen bonds and van der Waals’ forces exist between polyester chains.

    Permanent dipole-dipole forces and van der Waals’ forces exist between polyester chains.

    The carbon-carbon bonds in the chain are strong.

    The carbon-oxygen bonds in the chain are strong.

  • Question 3
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    Q.

    Which compound can form a polymer without needing another reagent?

    answer choices

    HOCH2CH2OH

    HOOCCH2CH2COOH

    HOCH2CH2COCl

    ClCH2CH2COOH

  • Question 4
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    Q.

    Which polymer is least likely to be biodegraded after several years in a landfill site?

    answer choices

    Kevlar

    Nylon

    Polythene

    Terylene

  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which compound can polymerise by reaction with itself?

    answer choices

    NH2CH2CH2NH2

    CH3CH2CONH2

    HOOCCH2COOH

    NH2CH2COCl

  • Question 6
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    Q.

    This question is about the following reaction scheme which shows the preparation of polymer P.


    Polymer P is formed in a two-step reaction from N. The first stage is a neutralisation reaction. The volume, in cm3, of a 0.20 mol dm−3 solution of H2NCH2CH2NH2 required to neutralise 6.8 × 10−3 mol of the acid N is

    answer choices

    17

    34

    68

    136

  • Question 7
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    Q.

    Terylene is made by reacting benzene-1,4-dicarboxylic acid and ethane-1,2-diol.


    Terylene is

    answer choices

    an addition polymer.

    a polyamide.

    a polyester.

    a nylon.

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