F324 Unit 4: Condensation polymerisation

  • Created by: Saoirse
  • Created on: 08-06-14 12:35

Condensation polymerisation is the joining of two monomers with the elimination of a small molecule such as water or HCl


 Monomers must have a carboxyl group COOH, and a hydroxl group OH and can be made from 2 types of monomer units:

  •  one dicarboxylic acid (2 COOH groups) and one diol (2 OH groups)

    • Bond forms between hydroxyl and carboxyl 
    • Ester linkage forms and eliminates water
  • One type of monomer containing both a…


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