Explain how monomers and polymers are related.

1 Answer
Apr 25, 2015

' Mono '= 1
' Poly ' = many

All polymers are comprised of essentially identical repeating units known as monomers.
Consider a pearl necklace with identical pearls, here the necklace is the polymer and the pearls are monomer units, each pearl is bonded to one monomer on its right and one monomer on its left.
So essentially monomers can bond with at least two other monomer molecules.
polymerization is the process of formation of polymers.
Examples are : rubber, plastic, wool, silk
proteins are polymers made of repeating units of amino acidsso here amino acids are the building blocks