Chapter 1: Synthetic Fibres and Plastics

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Synthetic Fibres and Plastics


Fill in the blanks with appropriate words.

(a) Synthetic fibres are also called __________ or __________ fibres.

(b) Synthetic fibres are synthesised from raw material called __________ .

(c) Like synthetic fibres, plastic is also a __________ .


(a) Synthetic fibres are the fibres that are made by humans through chemical synthesis. For example, nylon is a synthetic fibre. Synthetic fiber is also called man-made fiber or artificial fibres.

Hence, the correct answer is Artificial and Man-made.

(b) Some synthetic fibres are made from petrochemicals that are products of petroleum. 

Hence, the correct answer is Petrochemical

(c) Synthetic fibres are made from synthesized polymers of small molecules. So, just like synthetic fibres, plastic is made from high molecular mass organic polymer.

Hence, the correct answer is Polymer.

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