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Unformatted text preview: o ] (1 - p) The figure 2-4 shows that the degree of polymerization (Xn) is proportional to the reaction time (t) up to a degree of reaction (p) of 99% and Xn of 100, corresponding to the molecular weight near 10,000 g/mole. There is no change in the reactivities of the -OH and -COOH groups in spite of the large increase in molecular size. Similar results have been observed in many other polymerizations...
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