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Which of the following statements about low density polythene is false?

A
It is a poor conductor of electricity
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Its synthesis requires dioxygen or a peroxide initiator as a catalyst
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C
It is used in the manufacture of buckets, dustbins etc
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D
Its synthesis requires high pressure
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Solution

The correct option is D It is used in the manufacture of buckets, dustbins etc
a) Low density polythene are mainly used for electrical insulation
b) The synthesis of low density polythene is a high pressure process and involves free radical polymerization. So its synthesis requires dioxygen or a peroxide initiator as a catalyst
c) HDPE is used in making buckets and dustbins
d) Its synthesis requires high pressure

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