What is the atomic structure of Polyethylene?

1 Answer
Jun 15, 2016


It's not an atom, it's a polymer (long chain molecule).


Polyethylene is another name for polyethene, which is a chain made of ethene molecules joined together. When they polymerise they will lose their double bond, so it is in fact just a long chain of Carbon atoms joined together by single bonds, with the remaining 2 bonds of each carbon joining to Hydrogen atoms.