What Are Polymers? - Properties, Applications & Examples


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The molecular links in the polymer chain are called _____, and they are formed from one or more molecules called monomers.

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1. A polymerization reaction that produces a smaller molecule as a by-product is known as a ______.

2. Polymers that can be heated easily to form other objects are known as ______.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Polymers are important to be familiar with in physical science, and this quiz/worksheet will help you assess your understanding of their forms and characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the characteristics and forms of:

  • Polymer chains
  • Crystalline and polymer arrangements
  • Polymerization reaction
  • Cross-linked polymer

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the characteristics of polymers
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast different types of polymers
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding chain polymerizations as well as polymerization reactions

Additional Learning

Review the lesson titled, What are Polymers? Properties, Applications & Examples, to learn more about polymers and related principles. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define polymers
  • Know what repeat units are
  • Define monomers
  • Know what polymerizations are
  • Understand what constitutes a chain growth polymerization
  • Familiarize yourself with polymer properties
  • Define fibers