What is the role of benzoyl peroxide also polymerisation

Question:

What is the role of benzoyl peroxide also polymerisation of alkenes? Explain its mode of action with the help of an example.

Solution:

Benzoyl peroxide helps to generate free radical in chain initiation step which is the first step of the reaction in the Addition polymerization reaction. Thus it acts as a free radical generating initiator catalyst.

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