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Homework Help: Free radical polymerization

  1. Sep 29, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    When heating the methyl methacrylate reaction (methyl methacrylate and dibenzoyl peroxide) to 90-95oC, why do bubbles evolve from the solution?

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution

    I'm not sure why the bubbles form. Any hints or helpful websites?
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  3. Oct 1, 2007 #2


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    What happens when you heat a peroxide?
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