Polymer vs Polyisobutylene - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between polymer and polyisobutylene

is that polymer is polymer while polyisobutylene is (organic chemistry) any polymer composed of isobutylene monomers.

polymer

Noun

(en noun)
  • (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.
  • A material consisting of such polymer molecules.
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    Derived terms

    * biopolymer * inorganic polymer * oligopolymer * polymeric * polymerize

    See also

    * dimer * monomer * oligomer * trimer * superpolymer ----

    polyisobutylene

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (organic chemistry) Any polymer composed of isobutylene monomers