Polytertrafluroethylene, or Teflon, is a linear polymer like polyethlene, the only difference being that instead of hydrogen atoms there are fluorine atoms.
Properties of Teflon:
Very high crystallinity as manufactured about 90 percent
Insoluble in most solvents
Low friction properties
Constant electrical and mechanical properties from 20 to about 250 degrees Celsius
High impact strength
Teflon is typically used as:
Coating for frying pans
Insulation for motors and generators
**The repeating unit of Teflon is
**Here is the structure of polytetrafluroethylene, Teflon.
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