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Explain why the following are made of thermosetting plastics. (a) Saucepan handles (b) Electric plugs/switches/plug boards



Explain why the following are made of thermosetting plastics.


(a) Saucepan handles


(b) Electric plugs/switches/plug boards


Grade:10

1 Answers

Deepak Patra
askIITians Faculty 471 Points
8 years ago
  • Saucepan handles are made of thermosetting plastics because these plastics do not get softened on heating. Also, thermosetting plastics such as bakelite are poor conductors of heat.
  • Thermosetting plastics such as bakelite are poor conductors of heat and electricity. Therefore, they are used for making electric plugs, switches, plug boards, etc.

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