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The most important part of the trails is, of course, the text itself. The text includes the essential information to meet Syllabus requirements as well as the context within which the subject matter is set. Some anecdotes from the history of polymer chemistry and recent discoveries in the still-young science of polymers are included. Importantly, social, environmental and economic issues are also addressed.

External links to environmental, industrial, social and scientific groups are also provided to allow you to find out more about these issues. Included within these links are other educational resources for polymer chemistry that may be of interest.

Additionally, there is a hyperlinked glossary. Words such as polymer appear differently on screen and are in fact links to the glossary entries.