Q. 9

Why cross links are required in rubber to have practical applications?

Answer :

Natural rubber is soft and sticky at a higher temperature and brittle at low temperature. Upon cross-linking the rubber becomes hard and tough with greater tensile strength. The vulcanized rubber is highly elastic, having low water absorption tendency and it is resistant to oxidation.


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