Define the terms: Monomers, Polymers & Polymerization
- The term polymer is defined as a chemical substance of a very high molecular mass (103-107u) formed by combination of a simple molecule, called monomers.
- Polymers are also known as macromolecules, which are formed by repeating structural units on large scale.
- This process of formation of polymers from respective monomers is called polymerisation.
- For example:- n CH2 = nCH2--> n[-CH2-CH2-] --> [-CH2-CH2-] n
Ethene Repeating Unit Polythene polymer