polyaddition

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.P04720
A @P04740@ in which the growth of polymer @C00946@ proceeds by addition reactions between molecules of all @D01569@.
Notes:
  1. The growth steps are expressed by: \[\text{P}_{x} + \text{P}_{y}\rightarrow \text{P}_{x + y}\hspace{35pt} \{x\}\in \{1,2, \dots \infty\}; \{y\}\in \{1,2, \dots \infty \}\] where \(\text{P}_{x}\) and \(\text{P}_{y}\) denote chains of degrees of @P04740@ \(x\) and \(y\), respectively.
  2. The earlier term 'addition @P04740@' embraced both the current concepts of 'polyaddition' and '@C00958-1@', but did not include '@C00958-2@'.
Source:
PAC, 1996, 68, 2287. (Glossary of basic terms in polymer science (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 2307 [Terms] [Paper]