a polymer in which the monomer units are linked together by the amide group –CONH–.
- polyadenylic acid,
- polyalphabetic substitution,
Origin of polyamide
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A polymer produced by the reaction of the amino group (NH2) from one molecule with the carboxylic acid group (CO2H) from another molecule. The resulting structure is similar to that of a protein. Silk is a naturally occurring polyamide, and nylon is a synthetic polyamide.
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