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Explain why the structure of alkenes helps them to form polymers.

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Alkenes can act as monomers in a polymerisation reaction because they are unsaturated (contain a C=C). The alkene monomers have their double bonds broken and will join together forming a long chain called a polymer. This is also called addition polymerisation.

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