CHEM - Condensation Polymer
Chemistry, condensation polymer, polyester - IGCSE | IBDP | DSE | GCE | IAL | AP Chemistry
👇 Remember that an ester is formed when a carboxylic acid and alcohol react together 👇
A polyester is formed from two different monomers:
☝️ The reaction to form a polyester from a dicarboxylic acid and a diol☝️
For example, a reaction between ethanedioic acid and ethanediol looks like this:
Although most polyesters are non-biodegradable, specific types of polyesters called biopolyesters, are biodegradable. Then can be naturally decomposed by microbes after their intended use.
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