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Propylene undergoes addition polymerisation to give polypropylene, but only with Ziegler-Natta catalysts. Simple radical polymerisation, as used with ethylene or vinyl chloride, does not work due to the stability of the intermediate allyl radical.The stoichiometry of 1000 monomer units polymerising is arbitrary. Average chain length, which determines physical properties, is determined by many factors: temperature, pressure, initiator concentration, etc.
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