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Overview: Polyesters and Polyamides
This is an overview of Topic 34: Polyesters and Polyamides. It includes the preparation of both via a condensation reaction, functional groups, repeating units and monomers.
Introduction to Condensation Polymerisation
This video explains what condensation polymerisation is and uses examples to show how it works
This video explains how polyesters are made and uses examples to show how monomers can be derived from polymer repeat unit.
This video explains how polyamides are made and highlights the functional group of the polyamide.
Hydrolysis of Polyesters
This video explains what hydrolysis is and the products of acid/base hydrolysis of a polyester are.
Hydrolysis of Polyamides
This video looks at the products of acid/base hydrolysis of a polyamide and how to write the equations.