What affects whether or not a molecule can form a polymer?

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To undergo addition polymerisation a molecule needs to be unsaturated.
Work out which of these molecules is saturated and which are unsaturated (remember the general formula for alkanes and alkenes?). The unstaurated one can undergo addition polymerisation.
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To undergo addition polymerisation a molecule needs to be unsaturated.
Work out which of these molecules is saturated and which are unsaturated (remember the general formula for alkanes and alkenes?). The unstaurated one can undergo addition polymerisation.
Just to be picky ... if there are alicycles involved then the molecular formula information is useless!
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Just to be picky ... if there are alicycles involved then the molecular formula information is useless!
True but is there are any alicycles in this then you can't say which ones could undergo addition polymerisation. Possible flawed question!
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Sorry to bother you, but what's an 'alicycle'? I googled but I didn't get any substantial results.
An alicyclic compound. An aliphatic cyclic compound which means it is not aromatic.
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