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 Form 4 Chemistry: Organic Chemistry II Online Lessons

Properties of synthetic rubber and uses of synthetic rubber.

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Properties of synthetic rubber.
1. Are unreactive, hence they don’ t react with industrial chemicals like oils, grease, petrol etc.
2. Are non-inflammable, as they don’ t catch fire easily.
3. Capable of withstanding wide range of temperatures without changing shape.
4. Have high mechanical strength.
Uses of synthetic rubber.
1. Manufacture of insulating materials for electrical connections.
2. Making conveyor and seat belts.
3. Manufacture of car tyres and tubes.
4. Making gaskets, flexible pipes.