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Styrene vs. Polystyrene

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Styrenenoun

(chemistry) An aromatic hydrocarbon, vinyl-benzene; a colourless, oily liquid, used in the manufacture of polymers such as polystyrene.

Polystyrenenoun

(organic chemistry) A vinylic polymer of styrene, CH2CHphenyl.

Styrenenoun

a colorless oily liquid; the monomer for polystyrene

Polystyrenenoun

(organic chemistry) An alkane chain of benzene molecules, RCH2CHphenylR.

Styrene

Styrene () is an organic compound with the chemical formula C6H5CH=CH2. This derivative of benzene is a colorless oily liquid, although aged samples can appear yellowish.

Polystyrenenoun

a polymer of styrene; a rigid transparent thermoplastic;

‘expanded polystyrene looks like a rigid white foam and is used as packing or insulation’;

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Polystyrene

Polystyrene (PS) is a synthetic aromatic hydrocarbon polymer made from the monomer known as styrene. Polystyrene can be solid or foamed.

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