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.
What Are Polymers? What do DNA, a plastic bottle, and wood all have in
common? Give up? They are all polymers! Polymers are very large molecules
that are ...
Two examples of polymers are polypropylene, or PP, a compound used in the
carpet and upholstery industry, and polyethylene low density, or LDPE, ...
Polymers are made up of many many molecules all strung together to form really
long ... For example, look at polypropylene (sounds like polly-pro-pill-een):
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.
Polymers are made of small repeating structural units called monomers.
Polyethylene is the simplest polymer, which consists of ethene (ethylene) as
The HDPE molecules, for example, are all long carbon chains, but the lengths .....
of different monomers give statistical copolymers, or if one monomer is much ...
Examples of synthetic polymers include nylon, polyethylene, polyester, Teflon, ...
of impurities or additives can be controlled by design to give optimal properties.