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Polymer Examples and Classification


Monomer, a small repeating sub unit organized together by covalent bond made large bulky molecule which is called polymer of that molecule.

Examples of Polymer

A few example of our daily used polymer is given below

  1. Plastic bags:
  2. Clothing:
  3. Water bottles:
  4. Rubber bands:
  5. Adhesives:
  6. Contact lenses:
  7. Paint:

Plastic bags:

Plastic bags are composed of synthetic polymer a polyethylene.


Multiple textile stuff, such as

Water bottles:

water bottles are polymer of PET (polyethylene terephthalate).

Rubber bands:

Natural rubber, which is a polymer made rubber band.


Adhesives, such as glue and tape, are composed of synthetic polymers.

Contact lenses:

Contact lenses such as silicone and hydrogels are made of polymer.


Many paints are composed of synthetic polymers, which give it a properties such as

Classification of polymer

polymers could be classified in many ways some of these are given below:

Natural vs. synthetic:

Thermoplastics vs. thermosets:

Addition vs. condensation polymers:

Linear vs. branched:


Natural vs. synthetic:

Polymers could  be classified as natural or synthetic.

Natural polymers are those that present naturally in living organisms, such as

Synthetic polymers, on the other hand, are composed by humans through chemical reactions.

Thermoplastics vs. thermosets:

Another type of polymer classification is thermoplastics or thermosets.

Addition vs. condensation polymers:

Polymers can also be classified based on their way of preparation.

Linear vs. branched:

Polymers can also be classified based on their structural organization.


Copolymers are polymers built up of more than two different kinds of monomers. They can be classified based on the arrangement of the monomers within the polymer chain, such as


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