See under (def 2).
the act or process of forming a polymer or compound.
the combination of many like or unlike molecules to form a more complex product of higher molecular weight, with elimination of water, alcohol, or the like (condensation polymerization) or without such elimination (addition polymerization)
the conversion of one compound into another by such a process.
the act or process of forming a polymer or copolymer, esp a chemical reaction in which a polymer is formed
1866, from polymer + -ization.
polymerization po·lym·er·i·za·tion (pə-lĭm’ər-ĭ-zā’shən, pŏl’ə-mər-)
The bonding of two or more monomers to form a polymer.
A chemical process that effects this bonding.
- Addition reaction
a reaction in which part of a compound is added to one end of a double or triple bond, while the rest adds to the other end, converting it, respectively, to a single or double bond.
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- Additional member system
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