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    The large molecule is the polymer. It is called polyethene. What do we shorten polyethene to?
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    (Original post by Zeetingman)
    The large molecule is the polymer. It is called polyethene. What do we shorten the 8 carbon atoms joined by single bonds below the arrow?
    That question doesn't make sense? Have you posted the entire question?
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    (Original post by Chlorophile)
    That question doesn't make sense? Have you posted the entire question?
    This is the full question.
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    (Original post by Zeetingman)
    This is the full question.
    You edited it after I responded. By "shortening" do you mean linguistically? Because the colloquial name of polyethene is polythene.
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    (Original post by Chlorophile)
    You edited it after I responded. By "shortening" do you mean linguistically? Because the colloquial name of polyethene is polythene.
    Oh, that was because I made a mistake when I was writing the question so I fixed it.
 
 
 
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