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Polymer vs. Macromolecule — What's the Difference?

Polymer vs. Macromolecule — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Polymer and Macromolecule

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Polymer

A polymer (; Greek poly-, "many" + -mer, "part") is a substance or material consisting of very large molecules, or macromolecules, composed of many repeating subunits. Due to their broad spectrum of properties, both synthetic and natural polymers play essential and ubiquitous roles in everyday life.
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Macromolecule

A macromolecule is a very large molecule, such as a protein. They are composed of thousands of covalently bonded atoms.
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Polymer

Any of numerous natural and synthetic compounds of usually high molecular weight consisting of up to millions of repeated linked units, each a relatively light and simple molecule.
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Macromolecule

A very large molecule, such as a polymer or protein, consisting of many smaller structural units linked together. Also called supermolecule.
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Polymer

(organic chemistry) A long or larger molecule consisting of a chain or network of many repeating units, formed by chemically bonding together many identical or similar small molecules called monomers. A polymer is formed by polymerization, the joining of many monomer molecules.
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Macromolecule

A very large molecule, especially used in reference to large biological polymers (e.g. nucleic acids and proteins).
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Polymer

A material consisting of such polymer molecules.
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Macromolecule

A very large molecule, especially a polymer having from hundreds to many thousands of atoms, such as DNA, RNA, protein, polysaccharide, polyethylene, polycarbonate, etc.
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Polymer

Any one of two or more substances related to each other by polymerism; specifically, a substance produced from another substance by chemical polymerization.
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Macromolecule

Any very large complex molecule; found only in plants and animals
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Polymer

A naturally occurring or synthetic compound consisting of large molecules made up of a linked series of repeated simple monomers
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