Polystyrene

 

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Isotactic Polystyrene:








 

 

Polystyrene

Polystyrene comes in three forms: Syndiatactic, Atactic and Isotactic. They consist of long hydrocarbon chains, with a phenyl group connected to every other carbon atom.

The Syndiatactic form is highly regular and crystalline. Atactic polystyrene is irregular and amorphous (disordered) and the Isotactic form is semi-crystaline.