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What happens when ethylene is heated at high temperature under high pressure??give the chemical equation for the same,also name the reaction.

its a question of 3 marks



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The reaction is called as Polymerisation.
When ethylene is heated under pressure in the presence of oxygen,a compound of high molar mass known as polyethylene or polythene is formed.

nCH2=CH2 -------------O2,Heat------------ (-CH2-CH2)n

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