Monomer

Science / Chemistry / Monomer: A small molecule that is linked with large numbers of other small molecules to form a chain or a network (polymer).

Copolymer

Science / Chemistry / Copolymer: A polymer composed of two or more different monomers. The different monomers can be linked randomly, or in repeating sequences, or in blocks, or as side chains off the main chain. MORE

Polymer

Science / Biology / Polymer: Organic molecule composed of smaller units known as monomers. A large molecule composed of smaller subunits, for example starch is a polymer of glucose, proteins are polymers of amino acids. MORE

Amino Acids

Science / Biology / Amino Acids: The subunits (monomers) from which proteins (polymers) are assembled. Each amino acid consists of an amino functional group, and a carboxyl acid group, and differs from other amino acids by the compos MORE

Macromolecules

Science / Biology / Macromolecules: Large molecules made up of many small organic molecules that are often referred to as monomers; e.g., carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. Macromolecules are polymers of monomers. MORE

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