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Yesterday I asked a teacher at my school (not mine, but teacher) about a polymer that would look like ~C=C=C=C~, because I thougt that such stuff would be made pretty strong by the double bonds, compared to polyethylene. (I have a book that says that molecules are easier to split than to move away from other molecules in polymers, because of their [molecules'] high mass.) Well, he said that such stuff can't be, because you can't have more than a pair of carbons linked by double bonds. I can't see why that would be the case. Is it true? If yes, why? If no, does such a polymer exist? What's it called, and what's it like?
Re: Double bonds in carbon
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