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Basics of Polymers by Muralisrinivasan Natamai Subramanian

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CHAPTER 2

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POLYMER

Research is being carried out to produce more versatile polymeric structures to cover a wide range of properties and to replace or supplement more traditional materials. Polymers can be effectively used in material of commercial importance and everyday significance. They are molecules made up of many monomer segments and are produced from the sequential reaction of monomer units to form distributions of related molecules that can vary in the number of reacted monomer units, or chain length, the chemical species at the ends of the chains, end groups. They also have end groups that cap the repeat units composed of the monomers used to produce them. A polymer is any material that is composed of related ...

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