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Question

Explain the difference between thermoplastic and thermosetting plastics.

Solution

There are two types of plastics: Thermosetting plastics and Thermoplastics.

Thermosetting plastic Thermoplastic
Thermosetting plastic cannot be bent easily. It may break when forced to bend. Thermoplastic can be bent easily.
Thermosetting plastic cannot be softened by heating. Thus, it cannot be reshaped once moulded. Thermoplastic can be softened easily by heating. Thus, it can be reshaped.
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 NCERT Solution for Science Textbook For Class 8 (2018 to Current)
Chapter 3: Synthetic Fibres and Plastics
Q: 6 | Page no. 41
Solution Explain the Difference Between Thermoplastic and Thermosetting Plastics. Concept: Concept of Plastics.
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