PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is a thermoplastic

Question:

PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is a thermoplastic and is used for making toys, chappals, etc. Bakelite is a thermosetting plastic and is used for

making electrical switches, handles of various utensils, etc. Can you write the major difference between these two types of plastics?

Solution:

Thermoplastics get deformed easily on heating and can be bent easily on heating. On the other hand, thermosetting plastics when moulded once

cannot be softened on heating.

Thermoplastics —–>Polythene and PVC ‘

Thermosetting plastics —–> Bakelite and melamine

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