Natural polymeric materials such as shellac, amber, wool, silk and natural rubber
have been used for centuries. A variety of ...
Here is a list of materials that are polymers, plus some examples of materials that
are not polymers. ... A plastic water bottle is a common example of a polymer.
Two examples of polymers are polypropylene, or PP, a compound used in the
carpet and upholstery industry, and polyethylene low density, or LDPE, ...
Monomers: Amino acids, monosaccharides, nucleic acid, glycerol and fatty acids,
glucose, fructose, galactose. Polymers: Proteins, carbohydrates, nucleotides, ...
Polymers are made of small repeating structural units called monomers.
Polyethylene is the simplest polymer, which consists of ethene (ethylene) as
Shown below are a number of common materials that contain polymers or are
made from polymers. Ask the students to count how many of the following things
Examples of synthetic polymers include nylon, polyethylene, polyester, Teflon, ...
of impurities or additives can be controlled by design to give optimal properties.
Study these examples for a moment: ... A polymer can be made up of thousands
of monomer. ... It is the long chains that give polymers their unique properties.
To accurately represent the first polymer above, for example, it might be ... to fill
up a page or two of this book to give an accurate formula for such a polymer.
Examples of polymers and their uses ... Modern polymers have many uses,