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Discussion Forum : Building Materials - Section 1 (Q.No. 47)
is an organic substance
consists of natural or synthetic binders
finished products are rigid and stable at normal temperature
is capable of flow when necessary heat and pressure are applied
All the above.
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Akki said:   2 years ago
Most plastics are organic polymers. In chemistry, organic has a different meaning. It refers to chemicals that contain carbon atoms.

Prabhjot singh said:   3 years ago
Plastic is not organic.

Neha Singh said:   4 years ago
Plastics are typically organic polymers of high molecular mass and often contain other substances. They are usually synthetic, most commonly derived from petrochemicals, however, an array of variants are made from renewable materials such as polylactic acid from corn or cellulosics from cotton linters.

Kevin said:   4 years ago
Plastic is an inorganic substance.

Baba said:   4 years ago
Explain the right one.

Kanu said:   6 years ago
In chemistry terminology, plastic is an organic substance because plastics are synthetic materials derived from organic (carbon-containing) compounds.

Ketan tavhare said:   7 years ago
Plastic is organic mainly, but it may be inorganic also. It depends on the monomeric unit with which it is made by connections. If it is having carbon in main structure then it is simply organic. No doubt in it, but some polymers like silicones, which do not content carbon in it are known as inorganic polymers. But they are less in numbers so majoraly we can say that plastic is a organic substance.

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Architect09 said:   7 years ago
I think the Plastic is not organic.

Jatin Jain said:   8 years ago
Carbon comprises the majority of plastic substance which makes them organic by nature.

Also, there are several scientists working on plastics using renewable biodegradable materials. They're quite a success using corns.

Adnan Guroo said:   8 years ago
Plastic is a synthetic material made from a wide range of organic polymers such as polyethylene, PVC, nylon, etc. That can be molded into shape while soft, and then set into a rigid or slightly elastic form.

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