Synthetic VS. Natural
|What are synthetic materials?
A synthetic material is an artificial material.
Give 2 examples of synthetic materials.
|What are natural resources?
A natural resource is a resource that is made without actions of humankind.
Give 2 examples of natural resources.
Polymers and Where They Come From
|What is a polymer?
Polymers are large molecules made of small, repeating molecular building blocks called monomers.
Give 2 examples of synthetic polymers and the natural resources they come from
How do natural resources go through a chemical reaction to become synthetic materials?
*important words to think about…polymerization, monomer, polymer
The natural resources go through a chemical reaction where the bonds break and the resources collide with each other, making a new substance. Then, the reacting monomers find each other within the new substance but in the end, this new substance would have many different characteristics marking it a synthetic material.
What is a monomer?
A monomer is a molecule that bonds with similar or identical molecules to itself to form a polymer.
What is polymerization?
Polymerization is the process of reacting monomers together in a chemical reaction to form a polymer chain, and ultimately create a polymer.
Sources I used:
|Apple Dictionary (Monomers)|