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monomer Line breaks: mono|mer
Pronunciation: /ˈmɒnəmə/

Definition of monomer in English:


A molecule that can be bonded to other identical molecules to form a polymer.
Example sentences
  • Addition polymerization reactions use free radical monomers to produce polymers.
  • Sodium polyacrylate is a polymer containing many acrylate monomers connected end-to-end in a large chain.
  • It is produced through a free radical polymerization reaction of styrene monomers.


Pronunciation: /mɒnə(ʊ)ˈmɛrɪk/
Example sentences
  • Polystyrene is a high molecular weight polymer made up of repeating monomeric units of styrene.
  • In all cases the monomeric lipid molecule is virtually absent, dimeric or trimeric species predominating in each case.
  • Polymerization is another type of chemical reaction employed in organic synthesis to couple small monomeric units into a much larger chain.

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