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Problem 31Q

Problem 31Q

Explain what a polymer is and describe the difference between a polymer and a copolymer.

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Solution 31Q:

Here, we are going to describe about the polymer as well as the difference between a polymer and a copolymer.

Polymer is a long chain molecules which is composed of repeating unit known as monomer. For example: starches, proteins, and DNA are the natural polymers whereas PVC(polyvinyl chloride).

The difference between a polymer and a copolymer is given below.

Polymer

Copolymer

Polymer is a long chain molecules which is composed of repeating unit known as monomer.

For example: starches, proteins, and DNA are the natural polymers whereas PVC(polyvinyl chloride).

Copolymer is composed of two different kind of monomers.

For example: Nylon 6,6 is a copolymer which consists of  hexamethylenediamine and

adipic acid. Copolymer is formed via condensation reaction.

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Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
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Author: Nivaldo J Tro
ISBN: 9780321910295

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