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Differentiate between thermoplastic and thermosetting polymer. Give one example of each.


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Polymer which are cross-linked between their chains and cannot be reshaped upon heating known as$$\text{Thermosetting Polymer}$$.
Example: Bakelite, melamine etc.

Polymers which are mold-able or malleable above a certain temperature and solidifies upon cooling are known as$$\text{Thermoplastic Polymer}$$.
These polymers can be easily reshaped by heating.
Example: Nylon.

Chemistry

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