Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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polymerization

A chemical reaction involving the linkage of the molecules of a monomer to form large(r) molecules with a molecular weight greater than that of the original monomer. When two or more monomers so react, the process is termed copolymerization or heteropolymerization. See also: CONDENSATION (1) .




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