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How to draw the repeat unit of this polymer?

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    Poly(cyclopropene)? I have a vague idea but I just want some confirmation...
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    (Original post by InadequateJusticex)
    Poly(cyclopropene)? I have a vague idea but I just want some confirmation...
    Have three of the points of the pentagon coming off the main chain, and the other two as part of the main chain. Hope that makes sense.

    Sorry I thought that said cyclopentane!

    I would have the two carbons in the repeat unit connected to one carbon outside of the main chain.
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    (Original post by knocker)
    Like this...

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    Careful, that is the polymer of cyclopentene
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    (Original post by EierVonSatan)
    Careful, that is the polymer of cyclopentene
    My bad... must read the question more carefully!

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    Ah thanks guys how about a more complicated one like cyclohexene?
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    (Original post by InadequateJusticex)
    Ah thanks guys how about a more complicated one like cyclohexene?
    Here you go...

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    You should see the pattern emerging. Basically ensure you always only have two carbon atoms across the centre of the polymer diagram with sticks going out through the brackets.
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    Here you go...

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    You should see the pattern emerging. Basically ensure you always only have two carbon atoms across the centre of the polymer diagram with sticks going out through the brackets.
    Tyvm I would rep again but I can't so I'll try again in a few days

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