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 Polymers are macromolecules formed by the combination of many monomers.
a. How are polymers classified?
b. Classify the following: Cotton, Wool, Nylon, Silk, Terylene, Jute, Polyester


Solution

a. Polymers are classified
i. On the basis of its formation as natural and man-made. 
ii. On the basis of structure as linear branched-chain, cross-linked chain 
iii. On the basis of process as addition polymer and condensation polymer. 
iv. On the basis of molecular strength as fibres and plastics 
b. Natural: wool, silk, jute, cotton 
Man-made: Nylon, Terylene, Polyester 

Chemistry
NCERT
Standard XII

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