Polymer Project Journal #1

 

 

 

photo-on-10-30-16-at-1-30-pmSynthetic materials are made by chemical synthesis, trying to imitate natural product. Natural resources are resources that are found in the environment, not made or caused by humankind. Examples of Synthetic materials are money and rubber. 2 examples of Natural products are water and wood. The polymer is a type of Macromolecule, constructed of many subunits. There are mainly 2 types of Polymer, Natural Polymer, and Synthetic Polymer. An example of a Synthetic polymer is plastic bottles.  Some natural resources included are gas, oil, and coal. What would we use this synthetic material for? We would use plastic bottles for holding water, and other types of liquid. Another example of Synthetic Polymer is money. What natural resources are in this Synthetic Polymer? There are paper and dye. What would we use this synthetic material for? It is used for buying goods from other shops and merchant, and also buying toys. Many Monomer would be polymerized together to form polymers. The Polymerization includes condensation and addition reactions. A Monomer is  the repeating units of the Polymer. It is also a molecule that is bonded to make a polymer. Polymerization is the chemical reaction that bonds many Monomer together to create a polymer.

 

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