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Solved: Lexan, a polycarbonate, is a condensation copolymer formed between carbonic acid

Introductory Chemistry | 5th Edition | ISBN: 9780321910295 | Authors: Nivaldo J Tro ISBN: 9780321910295 34

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Problem 102P

Lexan, a polycarbonate, is a condensation copolymer formed between carbonic acid and bisphenol A. Draw the structure of the dimer. Hint: Water (circled) is eliminated when the bond between the monomers forms.

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Polycarbonates (PC) are a group of thermoplastic polymers containing carbonate groups in their chemical structures. Polycarbonates received their name because they are polymers containing carbonate groups (−O−(C=O)−O−).

(Bisphenol A)                     (Carbonic acid)                                       (Lexan)

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Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
Edition: 5
Author: Nivaldo J Tro
ISBN: 9780321910295

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