Unit 2 - Polymers

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Thermosetting plastics have a strong covalent bond that is linked to the chains which is called cross linking.This therefore means that it needs a higher temperature to break the bonds. These plastics are used in places that are under reletively high temeratures like the plastic on a kettle and on the handle of a pan.

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Thermosoftening plastics has a tangled web of polymer chains that are reletively easy to separate. There are…

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