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Polymer Chemistry

Polymers Are Molecules Too!

What is a polymer?

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Polymers are large molecules, usually made up of smaller repeating units. The word itself, polymer, means “many parts” in Greek. You probably started thinking about plastics (like milk jugs and plastic cups) when you read the title of this chapter. Plastics are common examples, but polymers also play important roles in all plants and animals, including you.



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