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Abdi malik Abdi hakim

what is monomer

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  1. A monomer is a molecule that can react with other monomer molecules to form a larger polymer chain or three-dimensional network in a process called polymerization. The term monomer originates from the Greek words mono- (one) and meros (part).

    Monomers are the building blocks of polymers. They can be either natural or synthetic. Some common examples of monomers include:

    * Monosaccharides, which are the building blocks of carbohydrates
    * Amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins
    * Nucleotides, which are the building blocks of DNA and RNA
    * Monomers can be classified into different types based on their chemical structure. Some common types of monomers include:

    * Aliphatic monomers, which contain only carbon and hydrogen atoms
    * Aromatic monomers, which contain a benzene ring
    * Heterocyclic monomers, which contain atoms other than carbon and hydrogen

    Monomers are important in many different fields, including:

    * Chemistry
    * Biology
    * Materials science
    * Engineering
    * Medicine

    They are used to create a wide variety of products, including plastics, textiles, adhesives, and drugs.

    I hope this helps! Let me know if you have other questions.

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