addition polymerization

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ad·di·tion pol·y·me·ri·za·tion

(ă-dishŭn poli-mĕr-ī-zāshŭn)
A chemical reaction in which a higher molecular weight product is produced by addition of simpler compounds.
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Then, apart from hydrogen abstraction on labile H* atoms from the hydroxyl group of CMC molecules chains [31], HO* radicals are able to add at double bonds of AA [30], forming the new CMC radicals (a) and AA radicals (b), resulting in chain initiation (Reaction 2).
LP is a branching chain reaction which can be considered as taking place in four main stages: (1) chain initiation, (2) chain propagation, (3) chain branching and (4) chain termination.