Class 12 Chemistry Polymers Define the terms: Monomers, Polymers & Polymerization

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.

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  • 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   

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