Classifications of Polymers Definitions: Polymer, monomer, polymerization, macromolecule. Classification: based on source, structure, types (mode) of polymerization and molecular forces- examples for each type. Preparation of synthetic rubbers: Neoprene, Buna-N. Non-biodegradable polymers, biodegradable polymers (examples)
Types of PolymerisationMethods of polymerization: Addition, condensation and copolymerization an example for each with equation. Name of monomer/s and partial structure for the polymers polythene, polyamides – nylon 6, nylon-6,6, polyesters-terylene (Dacron), bakelite. Rubber: types natural, synthetic -examples Natural rubber: monomer, partial structure of natural rubber, Vulcanisation.
Molecular Mass of PolymersMolecular Mass of Polymers
Biodegradable PolymersBiodegradable Polymers
Polymers of Commercial ImportanceSome other Commercially Important Polymers-Polypropene, Polystyrene, PVC, Urea-formaldehyde Resin, Glyptal, Bakellite.