Languages:

Polymer

Definition:

A polymer is a high-molecular-weight organic compound, natural or man-made, consisting of many repeating simpler chemical units or molecules called monomers.

Examples of natural polymers are proteins (polymer of amino acids) and cellulose (polymer of sugar molecules).

An example of synthetic polymer is PVC (a polymer of vinyl chloride).

Source: GreenFacts

More:
Polymer chain structure
Polymer chain structure of one of the simplest and most common polymers: poly(ethylene)

Source: University of Florida Polymers 

Related words:

Cellulose - PVC - Protein

Related publications:
 
FacebookTwitterEmail
  • ABC - DEF - GHI - JKL - MNO - PQRS - TUV - WXYZ
  • Themes covered
    Publications A-Z
    Leaflets

    Video