# What is the equation to represent the polymerization of ethene?

${H}_{2} C = C {H}_{2} + {H}_{2} C = C {H}_{2} + {H}_{2} C = C {H}_{2} e t c . \rightarrow {H}_{2} C - C {H}_{2} - C {H}_{2} - C {H}_{2} - C {H}_{2} C {H}_{2} e t c .$
Ethylene polymerization is the $C - C$ bond formation reaction par excellence. It takes a volatile reactant, ethylene gas, and clips the so-called monomers together to form a polymer. A typical polyethylene chain may contain 1000's of monomers.