Ch # 14 Macromolecules Short Question


Acceptance of the macromolecular hypothesis came about in 1920 s largely because of the efforts of Staudinger. He proposed long chain formulas for polystyrene, rubber and polyoxymethylene. Macromolecules or polymers are described as large molecules built up from small repeating units called monomers………..


  1. Introduction.
  2. Structure of Polymers.
  3. Types of polymers.
  4. Polymerization Process.
  5. Brief Discription of Synthetic Polymers.
  6. Biopolymers.

In this chapter you will learn:

  1. The concepts of polymerization and macromolecules.
  2. Types of polymerization and products of these polymerizations e.g., polyvinyl chloride, polystyrene, polyvinyl acetate, polyamides, polyester and epoxy resins.
  3. About life molecules, for example, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, enzymes and nucleic acids.

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