what is the arrangement of monomers in thermoplastics and thermosetting plastics what changes does it bring about in the properties

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In thermoplastics, the arrangement of monomeric units is linear and in thermosetting plastics, it is cross-linked. 

Thermoplastics are usually soft, weak and less brittle, so can get soften on heating and stiffen on cooling. They can be melted, remoulded and recycled easily.

Thermosetting plastics are usually hard, strong and more brittle and so, little or no change can be brought about in their properties on heating or cooling.

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