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Synthetic Polymers: Definition & Examples

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What are the repeating units that make up polymers called?

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1. What is crosslinking?

2. What are some properties of synthetic polymers?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Synthetic polymers are the focus of this worksheet and attached quiz. Assess your understanding of the subject with questions on things like the repeating units that make up polymers and define crosslinking.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The worksheet and quiz will test you on how well you can:

  • Identify some properties of synthetic polymers
  • Contrast a synthetic polymer with a naturally occurring one
  • Know examples of synthetic polymers

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will help you to practice the following:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding properties of synthetic polymers and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as synthetic polymers and naturally occurring polymers
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about synthetic polymers

Additional Learning

Find out more about synthetic polymers with this lesson named Synthetic Polymers: Definition & Examples. Once you've completed the lesson, you will have covered the following study objectives:

  • Define polymer
  • Understand what is meant by 'synthetic'
  • Explain macromolecules
  • Identify what a thermoplastic is
  • Determine what synthetic fiber is
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