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Classes of synthetic polymers, chain-growth polymers, radical polymerization, cationic polymerization, anionic polymerization

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Chemistry
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CHEM 343
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Yian Shi
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Spring

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18 AprilA polymer is a large molecule made by linking together repeating units of small molecules called monomersThe process of linking them up is called polymerizationGeneral classes of synthetic polymersSynthetic polymers can be divided into two major classes depending on their method of preparationChaingrowth polymers or addition polymers are made by the addition of monomers to the end of a growing chainStepgrowth polymers or condensation polymers are made by combining two molecules while in most cases removing a small molecule generally water or an alcoholThe reacting molecule
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