Polyesters and Polyamides Videos

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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.

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Introduction to Condensation Polymerisation

This video explains what condensation polymerisation is and uses examples to show how it works

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Polyesters

This video explains how polyesters are made and uses examples to show how monomers can be derived from polymer repeat unit.

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Polyamides

This video explains how polyamides are made and highlights the functional group of the polyamide.

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Hydrolysis of Polyesters

This video explains what hydrolysis is and the products of acid/base hydrolysis of a polyester are.

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Hydrolysis of Polyamides

This video looks at the products of acid/base hydrolysis of a polyamide and how to write the equations.

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