Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change 7th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 007351117X
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-117-7

Chapter 15 - Problems: 15.77

Answer

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Work Step by Step

1 The two major types of reaction processes that form synthetic polymers lend their names to the resulting classes of polymer—addition and condensation. 2 Addition polymers form when monomers undergo an addition reaction with one another. These substances are also called chain-reaction (or chain-growth) polymers because as each monomer adds to the chain, it forms a new reactive site to continue the process. 3 The monomers of condensation polymers must have two functional groups; we can designate such a monomer as A-R-B (where A and B may or may not be the same, and R is the rest of the molecule).
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