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

Monomer

Polymers are a class of synthetic substances composed of multiples of simpler units called monomers. Polymers are chains with an unspecified number of monomeric units.

  • Monomers basically create blocks for molecules, including proteins, starch and many other polymers.
  • Four big monomers are found: amino acids, nucleotides, monosaccharides, and fatty acids.
  • The main forms of macromolecules are those monomers: proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids.
  • For example, in glucose, glycosidic bonds that bind sugar monomers to form polymers such as glycogen, starch, and cellulose.

Articles to refer

  1. Explain The Terms Polymer And Monomer
  2. What Are The Monomers And Polymers Of Protein

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