Presentation on theme: "Chemistry for Changing Times 12 th Edition Hill and Kolb Chapter 10 Polymers: Giants among Molecules John Singer Jackson Community College, Jackson, MI."— Presentation transcript:
10/2 Polymerization Polymers are composed of macromolecules. Many of them have formula weights in the thousands. The word polymer comes from the Greek. Poly means many. Mer comes from meros meaning parts. Polymers consist of many smaller molecules called monomers that are connected to form the larger macromolecule.