Polymers are very large molecules made when hundreds of monomers join together to form long chains. 

They are also known as plastics.

Plastics are synthetic polymers that can be shaped by heat or pressure.

Naturally Occuring - silk, DNA, rubber, starch, protein

Synthetic - polystyrene, polyethene, polyester, kevlar, nylon

The monomers in a polymer are joined together by covalent bonds between atoms.

In a covalent bond, each atoms shares one or more electron with another atom. The bonds are sometimes


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