addition polymerization


addition polymerization

noun Chemistry.

  1. See under polymerization(def 2).

noun Chemistry.

  1. the act or process of forming a polymer or polymeric compound.
  2. the combination of many like or unlike molecules to form a more complex product of higher molecular weight, with elimination of water, alcohol, or the like (condensation polymerization), or without such elimination (addition polymerization).
  3. the conversion of one compound into another by such a process.

noun

  1. the act or process of forming a polymer or copolymer, esp a chemical reaction in which a polymer is formed
n.

1866, from polymer + -ization.

n.

  1. The bonding of two or more monomers to form a polymer.
  2. A chemical process that effects this bonding.

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