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Addition polymerization

Addition polymerization

Addition polymerisation, also called polyaddition or chain growth polymerization, is a polymerisation technique where unsaturated monomer molecules add on to a growing polymer chain one at a time . It can be represented with the chemical equation:
nM (monomer) rightarrow (-M-)_n (polymer)

where n is the degree of polymerization.

Characteristics

The main characteristics are:

Examples

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