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How does vulcanization change the character of natural rubber?

 How does vulcanization change the character of natural rubber?

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grenade
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7 years ago
Heating rubber with sulphur causes cross-linking of polymer chains through disulphidebonds. This makes rubber hard stiff. It prevents the intermolecular movement of rubbersprings resulting in change of physical character of rubber.

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