Some properties of plastics include their light weight, high resistance to various chemicals, thermal and electrical insulation and their wide range of colors, characteristics and potential uses. Plastics are also known ... More »

Plastics, or polymers, are compounds composed of carbon and hydrogen known as hydrocarbons. According to the American Chemistry Council, polymers can have multidimensional networks of repeating units. Each repeating unit... More »

Physical properties are characteristics of matter that can be observed without making any changes to the chemical composition of that given matter. In academic contexts, physical properties are often contrasted with chem... More »

Although helium is volatile due to its light weight and physical properties, it is chemically inactive and is, therefore, not flammable. For an object to be flammable, it must be able to react with an oxidant, such as ox... More »

Benefits of plastic plumbing pipe include its light weight, flexibility, resistance to chemicals, inability to corrode and low cost. Plastic plumbing pipe provides better insulation than its copper counterpart, which hel... More »

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According to the New York Times, natural plastics, or bioplastics, are environmentally safe alternatives to conventional plastic. They are made from plant materials, such as vegetable fats or starches. Because starch is ... More »

Acids are widely used in the manufacture of various substances such as solvents, chemicals, foods, fertilizers, medicines and plastics. The concentration of an acid usually determines where it can be used. More »