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ConceptPolymers Classification of Polymers Based on Mode of Polymerisation

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Distinguish between the terms homopolymer and copolymer and give an example of each.

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Homopolymer  Copolymer 
The polymers that are formed by the polymerization of a single monomer are known as homopolymers. In other words, the repeating units of homopolymers are derived only from one monomer. For example, polythene is a homopolymer of ethene. The polymers whose repeating units are derived from two types of monomers are known as copolymers. For example, Buna−S is a copolymer of 1, 3-butadiene and styrene
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