Difference between addition polymerization and condensation polymerization

Addition polymerization Condensation polymerization
The addition polymerization means that two monomers react with each other and no other small molecules are generated. The best example is
polymerization of ethylene.
The condensation polymerization, as a contrast, normally involves the generation of small molecule products.
It requires two like molecules. It requires two unlike molecules.
Kinetic long linear chain reaction. Intermolecular reaction.
Very fast reaction 10-2 – 10-6sec Slow reaction takes hours and days to complete.
No by total. By product it produced.
Polymer produced thermoplastic. Chemo setting plastic produced.
Example: PVC, Teflon, Poly ethylene. Example: Bakelite, Silicon, GRP, Polystyrene.

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