Day 15 Pre-class Podia Problem: Polymers and Intermolecular Forces

The strength or toughness of a polymeric material depends on strengths of intermolecular forces between polymer chains and several other factors. Assuming other factors are equal, compare the toughness/strength of polyethylene and polyacrylonitrile. Explain clearly which is stronger and why.

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