condensation polymerization


condensation polymerization
the formation of polymer macromolecules by an intermolecular reaction involving at least two monomer species, usually with the production of a by-product of low molecular weight, such as water.

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  • Condensation — Con den*sa tion, n. [L. condensatio: cf. F. condensation.] 1. The act or process of condensing or of being condensed; the state of being condensed. [1913 Webster] He [Goldsmith] was a great and perhaps an unequaled master of the arts of selection …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Condensation product — Condensation Con den*sa tion, n. [L. condensatio: cf. F. condensation.] 1. The act or process of condensing or of being condensed; the state of being condensed. [1913 Webster] He [Goldsmith] was a great and perhaps an unequaled master of the arts …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Polymerization — An example of alkene polymerization, in which each Styrene monomer unit s double bond reforms as a single bond with another styrene monomer and forms polystyrene. In polymer chemistry, polymerization is a process of reacting monomer molecules… …   Wikipedia

  • Step-growth polymerization — is a polymerization process that involves a chemical reaction between multifunctional monomer molecules. In a step growth reaction, the growing chains may react with each other to form even longer chains. This applies to chains of all lengths.… …   Wikipedia


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