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Engineering Chemistry by K. Sesha Maheswaramma

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2

POLYMERS

“Important things for easy life—through polymers”.

2.1 INTRODUCTION

In modern world, polymers are an integral part of an individual’s life. They have the most diverse structure and applications ranging from domestic articles to highly sophisticated instruments. Polymers are used in almost all fields such as medicine, industry, agriculture, construction and so on. In recent days, these materials are used to prepare nanomaterials.

The human body is built up and functions with polymers such as DNA, RNA, hormones, enzymes, proteins, lipids, phosphonitrilic acids and so on. Most of the food materials that we eat are polymers such as carbohydrates, starch and so on. In view of their importance, a proper understanding of polymeric materials ...

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