Understanding Polymers: Structure and Properties

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What is the meaning of the Greek word 'poly' in the context of polymers?

Repeating units

Which type of synthetic polymer can be softened by heating and hardened by cooling?

Styrofoam

What property of polymer chains gives polymers their strength and flexibility?

Entanglement

Which type of polymer hardens after being heated and cannot be reformed?

Epoxy's

What term is used for polymers made up of different types of monomers?

Copolymers

How are polymer chains described with regard to their shape?

Linear

Learn about the unique characteristics of polymers, which are macromolecules consisting of repeating monomers attached in an end-to-end fashion. Explore how polymer chains interact and become entangled, giving them strength and flexibility.

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