difunctional molecule

difunctional molecule

[‚dī¦fəŋk·shən·əl ′mäl·ə‚kyül]
(organic chemistry)
An organic structure possessing two sites that are highly reactive.
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In another process, two difunctional molecules combine with the elimination of small molecules such as water leaving behind functionality at the ends, which further continues the condensation process to yield the polymers.