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Difference Between Thermoplastic and Thermosetting Polymers

S. no.
Thermoplastic polymers
Thermosetting polymers
1.
Soften and melt on heating and become hard on cooling, i.e., process is reversible.
Become hard on heating and process is irreversible.
2.
Can be molded and remolded and reshaped.
They can be molded once and cannot be remolded or reshaped.
3.
They are addition polymers.
They are condensation polymers.
4.
Structure is generally linear.
Structure is cross-linked.




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