Monomer

A molecule that, under the correct conditions, can link together with others to form larger molecules called polymers. A monomer must be capable of forming two or more bonds to other monomers.

A molecule consisting of a single mer.

Common monomers:
vinyl acetate
styrene
butadiene
vinyl chloride

See also: Bifunctional Monomer, Mer, Polymer, Polymerization, Terpolymer.

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Subjects: Chemistry