Polymerisation

  1. Polymerisation is the process of joining together the large number of monomers to form a polymer.
  2. There are 2 types of polymerisation process
    1. polylerisation by addition
    2. polylerisation by condensation

Polylerisation by Addition

Polymerisation by addition involves monomers with >C = C< bonding, where the monomers join together to make a long chain without losing any simple molecules from it.


Polylerisation by Condensation

  1. Polymerisation by condensation involves the elimination of small molecules like water, methanol, ammonia or hydrogen chloride during the process. 
  2. Examples of products of this process are terylene and nylon-66.



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