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What is the melting point of Polyethylene?

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The melting point of polyethylene varies from 85°C to 145°C, depending on the type of polymer. Polyethene, which is another term for it, is a white and waxy polymer made up of only carbon and hydrogen.

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Polyethylene is a plastic. Some of its properties include burning well, not conducting electricity, and being insoluble in water and the majority of organic solvents. Polyethylene is a thermoplastic. This means that it melts when heated, so it can be reshaped. This material is produced by decomposing petroleum distillates into small ethane molecules that are reactive and can be rearranged. The two main groups of polyethylene are HDPE, or high-density polyethylene, and LDPE, or low-density polyethylene.

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