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(chain) identity period

of a polymer

Synonyms: (chain) repeating distance, repeating distance

The shortest distance along the chain axis for translational repetition of the chain structure. The chain identity period is usually denoted by c. Synonymous with (chain) repeating distance.
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
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