Polymer Chemistry


Welcome to the Introductory Polymer Page

Polymers are formed by joining large numbers of small molecules (monomers) together and are found everywhere in our daily lives. They are used to mimic fibres such as:

and structural materials such as:

This section provides an interative 3D experience with many different polymers and demonstrates the key features of each one.

The bulk structure of polymers is often partly determined by intermolecular interactions so that looking at a single chain, as displayed in any of these examples, may be deceptive.

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* Indicates that the link contains a hover feature. Click on the JSmol window and hover over part of the molecule to see its repeating unit.


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