Environmental impact - plastics questions

IB Chemistry: Environmental impact - plastics questions

1. The structures of the repeating units of three polymers, polyethylene terephthalate (PETE), polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polystyrene are shown below.A substance sent for recycling is known to be made of one of these three polymers. The substance gives the following infrared spectrum.Explain how the infrared spectrum can be used to identify the polymer and its Resin Identification Code (see Sections 26 and 30 of the...


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