WHAT IS CONDENSATION POLYMERIZATION
Condensation polymers are any kind of polymers formed through a condensation reaction where molecules join together–losing small molecules as by-products such as water or methanol.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Condensation_polymer
EXAMPLE – CONVERTING ETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE TO POLYETHYLENE
STEP 1: DRAW TWO DIFFERENT MONOMER MOLECULAR STRUCTURE
MOLECULE A AND MOLECULE B
This pretty symbol you see is called an ester linkage formed by combining acid and an alcohol. You don’t have to worry about it, just draw it in 🙂
STEP 2: COMBINE THE MONOMERS AND REMOVE THE WATER MOLECULE
THE COMBINATION PRODUCES A WATER MOLECULE
STEP 3: STRING THE MOLECULES TOGETHER WITHOUT THE WATER
Make a continuous string of molecules, below shows an example of 2 molecules linked together.
STEP 4: MAKE POLYMER WITH NTH TERM
You can join lots of molecules together and keep repeating the structure.