All polymers are macrocumolecules but all macromolecules are not polymers. Please explain the reason.

Asked by GARIMA SRIVASTAVA | 15th Feb, 2011, 11:09: PM

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In general the macromolecules are made up of thousands of smaller molecules and polymers are links of monomers.
 
A macromolecule is a large molecule that typically does not have any repeating units, while polymer always has repeting units.
 
Lipids are macromolecules that aren't polymers, as their structure does not consist of a repeating chain of monomers. Proteins, carbohydrates and nucleic acids are all macromolecules and polymers.
 
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Answered by  | 17th Feb, 2011, 08:53: PM

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