The essential science of polymer chemistry is organic chemistry, specifically the chemistry of polymerization reactions. In polymerization, a large number of small molecules become chemically bonded to each other to form a single large molecule, which may have a structure that is either linear or three-dimensional. As this applies generally, there are a large number of mineral forms based on silicon. However, the vast majority of polymers are based on carbon, with its innate ability to form... więcej
Salem Press Encyclopedia of Science, 2019. 5p.