Polymers. Polymers . C.X.C objectives. Students should be able to : Define polymers Distinguish between addition and condensation as reactions in the formation of polymers Name examples of polymers formed by: ( i ) addition reactions (ii)condensation reactions
(i) addition reactions
Occurs when monomers join with the elimination of a small molecule e.g. water from between each unit.
Occurs when unsaturated monomers are linked to form a saturated polymer.
Natural Condensation polymers e.g protein and starch
Synthetic or man-made condensation polymers e.g. nylon and terylene
Polysaccarides- Saccaride Linkage