Question 1 What are synthetic fibres?
Question 2 Define the term polymerisation?
Question 3 What are polymers?
Question 4 Name the 4 types of synthetic polymers?
Types of synthetic fibres
The man-made fibres produced from chemical substances are called synthetic fibres.
They are made in industry by the chemical process called polymerisation.A synthetic fibre is a long chain of small units joined together.
Many many small small units join together one after the other to form a very large single unit called polymer.
A synthetic polymer is made from the molecules of a monomer joined together to form very long chains.
They are also known as man-made fibres or artificial fibres.
There are 4 major types of synthetic fibres or man-made fibres: