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# What are the methods of polymerization?

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## Polymerization:When monomeric units react together in a chemical reaction to form a polymeric chain, this process is known as Polymerization.Example: Ethylene polymerizes to form polyethylene.Methods of polymerization:There are mainly two methods of polymerization which are classified as:Addition polymerizationCondensation polymerizationAddition polymerization:The process in which the same monomer is added to the chain having double/triple bonds to form a polymer is known as Addition polymerization.An example of Addition polymerization is the formation of polyethylene.Condensation polymerization:In this method, polymerization takes place between two different bi/tri-functional monomeric units.An example of polymer formed by condensation polymerization is $\mathrm{Nylon}6,6$.

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