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0 in which hydrogen-bondinginteractions are important and are muchstronger than hydrocarbon polymers like polyethylene having the same degree of polymerization. As the strength of an article made of discrete polymer molecules depends on the sumof intermolecular attractions, it is obvious that any process that increases the numberof intermolecular contacts at the expense of intramolecular contacts of segments buried in the normal coiled conformation 34 Chapter1 of macromolecules,will result in a stronger product.
If an article is oriented, polymer molecules tend to become stretched out and mutually aligned; the article thus becomesmuchstronger in the orientation direction. Orientation is therefore an important part of-the process of forming fibers of polymers. If the polymer molecule is rigid, it will have less tendency to coil up on itself, and most segments of a given molecule will therefore contact segments of other molecules rather than those of its own. A prime example is the aromatic polyamide fiber, poly(p-phenylene terephthalamide) (XX) marketed as Kevlar.
All three can be regarded as discrete rotational states. The staggered conformations are shown as Newmanprojections in Fig. 4 along with the eclipsed conformations that give rise to the maxima in Fig. 3. The restrictions imposed by short range steric interactions upon the conformations of a polymermolecule occur at a local level in short sequences of chain segments. 1). Such interdependent steric restrictions affect the local chain conformationsall along a polymerchain and have a significant effect upon chain dimensions.