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Teflon is a polymer of :

A
ethylene
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vinyl chloride
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acetonitrile
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D
tetrafluoroethene
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Solution

The correct option is D tetrafluoroethene
Teflon is a polymer of tetrafluoroethene. Teflon is manufactured by heating tetrafluoroethene with a free radical or persulphate catalyst at high pressures. Hence, it is a polymer of tetrafluoroethene.
It is chemically inert and resistant to attack by corrosive reagents.
nCF2=CF2persulphate−−−−−−−high pressure[CF2CF2]n

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