why do we use prefixes like "6", "66", etc with nylon,and what is there significance ?

Asked by  | 8th Jul, 2008, 12:06: PM

Expert Answer:

Nylons are named according to the number of carbon atoms present in the constituents from which it is made.

for example in Nylon 6 6 the monomer is hexamethylenediamine and adipic acid each having 6 c atoms so it is called nylon 66

Answered by  | 8th Jul, 2008, 02:59: PM

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