Radical Polymerization

This model explains kinetics of radical polymerization. Radical polymerization can be thought of as the process of agglomeration of small molecules (monomers) into chains (polymer chains) initiated by active particles (radicals). One can explore the conditions needed for making polymers with long chain-lengths. An example of radical polymerization would be industrial polymerization of ethylene into polyethylene (PET).

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Download the StarLogoT source code for the Radical Polymerization model:
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To run this file you need StarLogoT2002 for the Macintosh.
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