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Polymers: A Short Review

Shivani Sharma


The term ‘Polymer’ consists of two words viz., ‘Poly’ meaning many and ‘mer’ meaning molecules. A polymer is therefore a macromolecule that is composed of several small molecules joined together in a process called polymerization. The small molecules or compounds whose molecules join together to form the polymers are called monomers. The polymer is a chain of atoms, providing a backbone, to which atoms or groups of atoms are joined.

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