The monomer of polythene is

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Updated on: September 25th, 2023

(a) ethene

(b) ethyne

(c) ethyl

(d) alcohol ethane

The monomer of polythene is ethene. It serves as the monomer of polythene. Polyethene is mostly used in packaging film, trash and grocery bags, wire and cable insulation, agricultural mulch, bottles, toys, and household items.

Monomer of Polythene

Polythene is also called Polyethylene which is widely used for the manufacturing of plastics.

  • Trays, milk, juice, and food packaging products, as well as crates and containers for fruit and juice, all employ polythene.
  • Low-density polyethylene, also known as branching polyethene (LDPE).
  • Ethylene (olefin) monomers are radical polymerized with one another to create polyethylene.
  • (Ethene’s chemical formula is C2H4) The polymerization of polyethylene is carried out with the aid of Ziegler-Natta and Metallocene catalysts.


The monomer of polythene is (a) ethene (b) ethyne (c) ethyl (d) alcohol ethane

Ethene is the monomer of polythene. It is used in trash and grocery bags, packaging film, cable and wire insulation, etc. The IUPAC name is Polyethene or poly(methylene). It is formed by the reaction of various ethylene molecules in the presence of a catalyst.

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