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# A polymer is a chain of many small units joined together which are called ______.

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## Polymers: A polymer is a large molecule or a macromolecule that is formed by the combination of multiple units of simple units called monomers.The term polymer in Greek means ‘many parts’. Examples: Nylon 6,6 is a polymer is made up of monomers of Hexamethylenediamine $\left({\mathrm{C}}_{6}{\mathrm{H}}_{16}{\mathrm{N}}_{2}\right)$ and Adipic acid $\left({\mathrm{C}}_{6}{\mathrm{H}}_{10}{\mathrm{O}}_{4}\right)$Therefore, a polymer is a chain of many small units joined together which are called monomers.

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