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Let me ask a basic question. Wikipedia defines a polymer as

A polymer is a large molecule, or macromolecule, composed of many repeated subunits.

Now, can we think of a large linear alkane as a polymer consisting of $\mathrm{CH}_2$ monomers? Why?

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marked as duplicate by andselisk, Tyberius, aventurin, Mithoron, Todd Minehardt Feb 9 at 19:22

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