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 Form 4 Chemistry: Organic Chemistry II Online Lessons

Advantages and disadvantages of natural polymers.

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Advantages and disadvantages of natural polymers.
Advantages:
- Are biodegradable hence not a likely cause of environmental pollution.
- Are made from renewable resources such as wool and trees; hence not easily exhaustible.
- Most are not easily flammable hence good materials for items like clothing.
-Disadvantages:
- Are often very expensive compared to synthetic polymers.
- Some do not last for very long.
- Are easily affected by acids, alkalis, air etc.


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