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Lesson Flashcards: Polymerization Chemistry

Condensation polymer

A polymer that can form from monomers with the production of a small-molecule byproduct

Diol

Molecules containing two alcohol groups

Polymer

A chemical that can be formed from similar chemical units (monomers) that join together

Dicarboxylic acid

Molecules containing two carboxylic acid groups

Addition polymer

A polymer that can form from the combination of monomers without the formation of byproducts

Monomer

A chemical unit that can combine with itself or similar units to form a chain

Copolymer

A polymer that can be made from two or more different monomers

Polyester

A polymer made using ester linkages

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