Teflon is a Polymer of which of the following Monomers?

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Updated on: September 25th, 2023

1. Chloroprene

2. Vinyl Chloride

3. Acetylene dichloride

4. Tetrafluoroethylene

Teflon is chemically inert and resistant to attack by corrosive reagents. It is used in making gaskets and oil seals and is also used for non-stick surface coated utensils.

Answer: Teflon is a Polymer of Tetrafluoroethylene.


The coatings of Teflon undergo decomposition at temperatures above 300°C. Teflon is obtained by heating tetrafluoroethene with a free radical or persulphate catalyst at high pressures. The chemical formula of Tetrafluoroethylene is C2F4. It is manufactured from chloroform. It reacts with oxygen at low temperatures to form an explosive oxide. If the Tetrafluoroethylene is handled under high pressure, explosions can also be caused by adiabatic compression.

Properties of Tetrafluoroethylene

The properties of Tetrafluoroethylene are as follows:

  • It is a colorless, odorless gas.

  • It is susceptible to nucleophilic attack.

  • It is prone to form explosive peroxides in contact with air.

  • Tetrafluoroethylene is unstable towards decomposition to carbon and carbon tetrafluoride.


Teflon is a Polymer of which of the following Monomers?

Teflon is a Polymer of Tetrafluoroethylene. Its chain is completely surrounded by fluorine atoms.

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