# Polymerization (Organic Chem)

1. Nov 8, 2004

### vg19

Hi,

I have done simple polymerization but none like this. Can you please help me on this question.

What would be the structure of the polymer produced by the polymerization of (see attached picture)

Draw 3 repeating units.

Thanks so much

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2. Nov 8, 2004

### ShawnD

Redraw the molecule so that you can draw a straight horizontal line from each of the $sp^2$ carbons. From there it should be fairly straight forward.

3. Nov 8, 2004

### vg19

Thanks,

Is this right?

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4. Nov 8, 2004

### ShawnD

That's exactly what I was thinking. Now just break the double bond and start drawing the same thing over and over again.

5. Nov 8, 2004

### vg19

great thanks! just 1 more quick question. Is this the right IUPAC name?
2,4-dimethyl-2-pentene?

6. Nov 8, 2004

### ShawnD

Looks right to me.