Q.6 Explain the difference between thermoplastic and thermosetting plastics.

Answer :


(a) Thermosetting plastics are synthesized by condensation polymerization.
(b) Thermosetting plastics have high melting points and tensile strength.
(c) Thermosetting plastic has more molecular weight.
(d) Examples : Bakelite , vulcanized rubber etc.


(a) Thermoplastic can be synthesized by the process called addition polymerization.
(b) Thermoplastics have low melting points and low tensile strength.
(c) Thermoplastic has less molecular weight.
(d) Examples : Teflon , nylon etc.

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