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


Answer :

THERMOSETTING PLASTIC:

(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.

THERMOPLASTIC:

(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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