Monomers and Polymers
A polymer is a macromolecule or large unit of molecules that are composed of many repeated subunits. Because of their long range of properties, both natural polymers and synthetic polymers play an important role in daily life. Polymers spread from familiar synthetic plastics such as plyethylene, polystyrene to natural bio polymers such as DNA and proteins that are necessary for the biological structures and functions. Polymerization is a method of making synthetic and natural fibers from monomers (single units) are large molecular masses relative to small molecule compounds produces rare physical properties, including viscoelasticity, toughness,and a tendency to form glasses, semi crystalline structures rather than forming crystals.