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Polymerization to make Polystyrene

Introduction Polystyrene is a hard, brittle plastic. It’s used for many things like plastic containers and utensils. Polystyrene will be made using free-radical polymerization of the monomer, styrene. Benzoyl peroxide will be the radical initiator and the solvent is toluene.   Purpose Free-radical polymerization of Styrene to yield Polystyrene. Data: Toluene is a good solvent …