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Concept map of polymers

Sam Miller

on 31 January 2013

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Transcript of Polymers

By: Carson Myers & Sam Miller Polymers What is a Polymer? A substance that has a molecular structure built up chiefly or completely from a large number of similar units bonded together. Structure Examples
Polymers A polymer is a chemical compound or mixture of compounds consisting of repeating structural units created through a process of polymerization Natural Polymers Plants Monomers A molecule that can be bonded to other identical molecules to form a polymer. A monomer is the molecular unit that makes up a polymer. Protein Leather Silk Uses of Polymers Wool Feather Fur Synthetic
Polymers Rubber Pros and Cons of Polymers PVC Polyester Pros of Polymers Synthetic Fleece *Cheap, durable, easy to manufacture, desired properties, recyclable Polymers play an important role in our daily lives, such as... Cons of Polymers *Non-biodegradable, uses petroleum,
produces toxic fumes when burned polythene in shopping bags. nylon in suit cases and backpacks. and the plastic in many objects. Synthetic Polymers Polymers that are artificially made, or man made. Natural Polymers Polymers that form naturally,
Not man made. DNA Plastic Pros Cons Natural polymers decompose in nature, are renewable, reduce Co2 emissions and conserve petroleum resources Easily contaminated, inconsistent production and lacks strength and flexibility Conclusion Polymers are used for every day life in modern society. Polymers are plastics, nylon, protein, plants, rubber and many more. Polymers are made up of long strings of similar molecular unit. Monomers are the molecular units that make up a polymer.
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