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How can you differentiate between addition and condenstation polymerization?

How can you differentiate between addition and condenstation polymerization?

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Gaurav
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7 years ago
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Addition Polymers Condensation Polymers
Formed by addition reaction. Formed by condensation process with elimination of small molecules likeH2O.
Molecular mass is a whole number multiple of the monomer. Molecular mass is not whole number multiple of the monomer units.
Generally involve one monomer unit. Generally involve more than one monomer unit.
Monomers are unsaturated molecules. Monomer units must have two active functional groups.
They are generally chain growth polymers. They are generally step growth polymers.

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