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Polymer Chemistry: Chemical Composition

The chemical composition of a polymer influences the forces of attractions between polymer chains and how closely the chains can pack. These can have an important effect on the physical properties of the polymer.


  • David Whisnant (Wofford College). Partial support for this work was provided by the National Science Foundation's Division of Undergraduate Education through grants DUE #9950809 and DUE #9950296. Additional support was provided by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation.