Category Archives: Condensation polymers

Condensation polymers

Condensation polymers are formed by reactions between: • dicarboxylic acids and diols • dicarboxylic acids and diamines • amino acids. Know the linkage of the repeating units in polyesters (eg Terylene) and polyamides (eg nylon 6,6 and Kevlar)  Typical uses of these polymers Students should be able to: • draw the repeating unit from monomer structure(s) • draw the repeating unit

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