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Monomers join bonds and form polymers. Monomers are molecules of any of a class of compounds, mostly organic, that can react with other molecules to form very large molecules, or polymers. The polymers have a natural resource and synthetic materials. Natural resources are resources that exist without actions of humankind, some Natural Resources Are Sunlight, and water. Synthetic materials are made from chemicals and are usually based on polymers. They are stronger than natural and regenerated materials, some examples are Artificial Turf, and Synthetic Fabrics. Natural Resources have biotic and abiotic factors, such as biotic can be fossil fuels while abiotic could be eco-friendly energy sources. When natural resources go through a chemical reaction to become synthetic materials, the Monomer goes through polymerization, joining with other molecules, to form a larger molecule, that contain repeating structural units.  Two examples of Synthetic Polymer is Nylon and Plastic. Nylon comes from oil, petrol, air and water, it is as a replacement for silk and rubber, since it is stronger. Plastic comes from carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, chlorine, and sulfur, plastic is found almost everywhere, from a plastic bottle, to things that you rely on for everyday life, these plastics are bad for the environment, but makes life for you very convenient. Polymerization is chemical reaction in which two or more molecules combine to form larger molecules that contain repeating structural units

 

Sources:

https://www.reference.com/home-garden/examples-synthetic-materials-847a614af1c09216
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polymer
www.britannica.com/science/monomer

 

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polymerization
https://plastics.americanchemistry.com/How-Plastics-Are-Made/