What are synthetic materials?
Man-made materials that are derived from natural resources. i.e. Steel and Sugar
What are natural resources?
Is a source that is found in nature that is used by man. i.e. Forest and Water
|What is a polymer?
A long chain of molecules 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
When natural monomers link up through the process of polymerization, they become a polymer. If said polymer happens to not be found in nature, then it is a synthetic polymer.
What is a monomer?
A molecule that joins up with similar molecules to form a polymer.
What is polymerization?
The cause to combine molecules to form a polymer.