Introduction to Organic Molecules II: Monomers and Polymers - Quiz & Worksheet


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A long chain molecule formed by many smaller units is called a

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1. What holds high density polyethylene together?

2. Cellulose & proteins are types of

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A polymer is a long chain molecule that is formed by many monomers bonding together, and this quiz and worksheet will help you assess your understanding of polymers and monomers. Practice questions explore the types of monomers that form polymers and the molecular bonds in polyethylene.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this assessment to check your understanding of:

  • Units in a polymer
  • The chemical nature of polyethylene
  • The components of a polymer
  • Examples of polymers

Skills Practiced

This assessment will help you with the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding polymerization and interpret it correctly
  • Making connections - use your understanding of prefixes to determine the word for a three sugar polymer
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding proteins

Additional Learning

Polymers are pervasive in our environment. Learn more about monomers and polymers in the lesson, Introduction to Organic Molecules II: Monomers and Polymers. Topics include:

  • Organic molecules and functional groups
  • How lipids are formed
  • Nucleic acids