Modern Materials1. PolymersPolymer synthesisPolymers: propertiesBio-polymersPolymers: uses2. BioMaterials3. Ceramics4. GlassHigh molecular weight materials formed from many small molecules called monomers.Monomer= repeating unitPolymer Synthesis1.Addition polymersMonomer contains a double bondpolymers form via addition reactionRubberCross-linking2.Condensation polymerspolymers form via condensation reactiona small molecule (H2O, HCl, CO2)is eliminated in the reactionSilicone polymers3.Ring openingCyclic monomer opens to form a linear chain(eg. polymerization of Sulfur)Biological PolymersProteinsDNAcarbohydratesPOLYMERS
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