Polymerization Kinetics: ConcepTest and Example Problem

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Example Problem 1

Given polymer molecular weight distribution, calculate average molecular weight.

  1. Calculate number average molecular weight.
  2. Calculate weight average molecular weight.
  3. If the molecular weight of the repeat unit is 56, calculate the degree of polymerization.
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