Lesson Flashcards: Polymerization

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Polymer

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

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Monomer

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

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Diol

Molecules containing two alcohol groups

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Addition polymer

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

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Condensation polymer

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

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Dicarboxylic acid

Molecules containing two carboxylic acid groups

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Polyester

A polymer made using ester linkages

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Copolymer

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

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