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Description: This set of animations gives an introduction to the basic concepts of polymer science. It includes molecular structure, synthesis and tests for identification.
Keywords: polymer • plastic • polymerisation • polymerization • tacticity • stereoregularity • atactic • syndiotactic • isotactic • vulcanisation • vulcanization • rubber • monomer • step growth • chain growth • addition • condensation • synthesis • random walk • molecular weight • Kuhn length • weight average • number average • polydispersity index • bond angle • torsion angle • Newman projection • copolymer • head-to-head • head-to-tail • configuration • conformation • repeat unit • morphology • backbone • side groups • branching • cross-links • thermoplastic • thermoset • elastomer • alternating • block • random • graft • crystallinity • crystallite • crystalline • crystal • functional group • dimer • trimer • identification • recycling symbol • copper wire test • water test • melting point • ethene • chloroethene • vinyl chloride • PVC • PTFE • tetrafluoroethene • silly putty • dimethylsiloxane • nylon • amide • isoprene • styrene • propene • carbonate • caprolactam • biopolymer • bisphenol • polysaccharide • polypeptide • collagen • artery • teflon • HDPE • LDPE • PP • PS • PDMS • HIPS • PET • PETE • structure • reaction • tetrahedron • glass transition • Tg
Categories: Materials
Materials > Polymers & elastomers
Testing, analysis & experimentation
Created by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
Andrew Wilson, University of Cambridge
Jessica Gwynne, University of Cambridge
Published by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
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Date created: 15 August 2010
Date added: 24 April 2012
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Resource ID: 3790