chem F325 what do they want us to know for these points on spec???

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-outline the role of chemists in minimizing environmental waste by development of degradable polymers, similar in structure to polylactic acid

-explain that condensation polymers:
may be photodegradeable as the c=o bond absorbs radiation
may be hydrolysed at the ester or amide group

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As far as I make out, just that some polymers are being developed that can be easily hydrolysed and therefore breakdown quickly instead of sitting in landfill.

For the second point, just that C=O bond breakdown can be caused by UV radiation. If that bond is broken, the polymers begin to break apart.

Can't think of anything else really.
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