Polymer Properties :

Polymer properties are broadly separated into some classes based on the measure at which the property is defined as well as upon its physical basis.

The first basic property of a polymer is the identity of its constituent monomers. A second part of properties, known as microstructure, fundamentally explain the arrangement of these monomers within the polymer at the scale of a single chain.

These basic structural properties play a key role in determining majority physical properties of the polymer, which describe how the polymer acts as a continuous macroscopic material. Chemical properties, at the nano-scale, define how the chains cooperate through various physical forces. At the macro-scale, they describe how the bulk polymer interacts with other chemicals and solvents.