Which of the following is a polyamide polymer? (a) Nylon 6,6 (b) Terylene (c) Teflon (d) Polythene

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Updated on: September 25th, 2023

Nylon 6,6 is a polyamide polymer. Nylon−6,6 is a polyamide as it contains repeating amide, -CO-NH-, linkages. Hexamethylenediamine and adipic acid react via condensation to create it. Ethylene glycol and dimethyl terephthalate combine to form the polymer terylene. In the textile business, terylene is often used to create durable fabrics for sarees, tapestries, and dresses.

Polyamide Polymer

Tetrafluoroethylene, the chemical compound that gives Teflon its name, is C2 F4. Because of its hydrophobic properties and moderately good heat resistance, it is used to coat non-stick frying pans and other cookware. Polythene is a polymer made from the monomer – ethene, which is nH2 C=CH2.

A polymer is a large molecule that is essentially a combination of many subunits. The polymer in Greek refers to many parts. It can be found all around the environment. From the DNA strand, which is a naturally occurring biopolymer, to polypropylene which is used in the world as plastic. Polymers may be naturally found in animals and plants (natural polymers) or may be man-made (synthetic polymers). Different polymers contain numerous physical and chemical properties because of which they find usage in everyday life.


Which of the following is a polyamide polymer? (a) Nylon 6,6 (b) Terylene (c) Teflon (d) Polythene

A polymer of polyamide is nylon 6,6. It contains repeating -CO-NH-, and amide linkages.

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