Polymers and plastics: a chemical introduction

1 Sep 2009 Plastics and natural materials such as rubber or cellulose are composed of very large molecules called polymers . Polymers are constructed

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Read "Plastics and Polymers" Nobelprize.org

28 Aug 2007 compounds organic chemistry the study of compounds that contain carbon How to make plastic: polymerization in detail. First, find a

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History of Polymer and Plastics for Students American Chemistry

Plastics are polymers. What is a polymer? The most simple definition of a polymer is something made of many units. Think of a polymer as a chain. Each link of

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The Basics: Polymer Definition and Properties Plastics American

Here you'll learn the definition and properties of polymers, another name for plastics. The simplest definition of a polymer is a useful chemical made of many

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BBC Standard Grade Bitesize Chemistry Plastics : Revision

A BBC Bitesize secondary school revision resource for Standard Grade Chemistry on plastics: monomers, polymers, naming polymers, structural formulae.

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plastic chemical compound Encyclopedia Britannica

19 Oct 2014 plastic, polymeric material that has the capability of being molded or shaped, usually by the application of heat and pressure. This property of

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Polymer Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Polymers range from familiar synthetic plastics such as polystyrene to natural and polymer science (which includes polymer chemistry and polymer physics).

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Chemistry of Plastics HowStuffWorks

The chemistry of plastics shows that many organic compounds, such as ethylene, can be found in All plastics are polymers, but not all polymers are plastics.

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All-Science-of-Plastics Chemical Heritage Foundation

Plastics are polymers. A polymer is a substance made of many repeating units. The word polymer comes from two Greek words: poly, meaning many, and meros

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CHEMISTRY OF PLASTICS: POLYETHYLENE (Polymers)

So much of what we wear, sit on, use and touch every day is made, at least in part, of polymer plastics. 'Chance Discoveries: Polyethylene' tells the story of how

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