Definition of comonomer in English:

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comonomer

Pronunciation: /kōˈmänəmər/

noun

Chemistry
One of the monomers that constitutes a copolymer.
Example sentences
  • The surfaces of the different copolymers exhibited a different surface energy depending on the kind of the comonomer due to the different mass fraction of the maleic acid groups.
  • Here, EDEA serves as a comonomer in the reaction.
  • Different functionality may be introduced by using comonomers such as methacrylic acid (carboxylic acid groups) or hydroxy ethyl acrylate (hydroxyl groups).

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Syllabification: co·mon·o·mer

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