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Polymerisation of acrylonitrile must be carried out under

$\begin{array}{1 1}(a)\;\text{Anionic conditions}\\(b)\; \text{Cationic conditions}\\(c)\;\text{Any one of them}\\(d)\;\text{Both of them}\end{array}$

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Acrylonitrile $(CH_2=CH-CN)$ contains an electron with drawing (-CN) group which can stabilize the carbanion intermediate .Since,in anionic polymerisation ,carbanion intermediates are produced,therefore polymerization of acrylonitrile must be carried out under anionic conditions.
Hence (a) is the correct answer.
answered Mar 14, 2014 by sreemathi.v
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