Class 8 Chemistry Synthetic Fibers and Plastics Polymer


The term polymer id derived from two greek words POLY meaning many and MER meaning units. Therefore polymer refers to combination of repeating units. Cotton is a natural polymer known as cellulose which is composed of large number of glucose units. Other examples of natural polymers includes silk, wool, cellulose, DNA and proteins. Some of the synthetic polymers are nylon, Teflon polyester, polyethylene etc..

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