Define and give an example of a homopolymer.


A homopolymer is defined as a polymer that has the same monomer unit in the chain. The addition polymers formed by the polymerisation of a single monomeric species are known as homopolymers,

Examples of homopolymer

Examples of homopolymer are

  • PVC with vinyl chloride units
  • polypropylene with propylene units
  • Polymethyl-methacrylate.

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