Why Thermocol is used as a base for many electric circuit experiments?
Thermocol is used as a base for many electric circuit experiments because thermocol is lightweight with a high insulation value. Thermocol or EPS sheets are excellent thermal insulators. Electric current cannot pass through the Thermocol sheet because Thermocol is an insulator. Thermocol is also known as expandable polystyrene.
What is a Thermocol sheet?
It is a type of synthetic hydrocarbon polymer made from monomer styrene. The structure of Thermocol is a closed-cell. It has high thermal insulation. Thermocol sheets can be used for soundproofing.
Is Thermocol eco-friendly?
It is more dangerous than plastic. Both plastic and Thermocol are non-biodegradable.
Is Thermocol fire resistant?
It catches fire even before touching the fire and releases poisonous gases during incineration leading to Leukemia and Cancer.
Some important fire-retardant materials used in the building are gypsum, corriboard, sodium silicate, calcium silicate, brick, glass concrete, and cement render, etc.
Some important fire-retardant materials used in the textile are leather, melamine, and carbon foam (CFoam).
Is Thermocol is a plastic
Yes, Thermocol is plastic. It is a packaging material used to protect expensive products like laptops, TVs, computers, etc.
Why is Thermocol harmful?
Thermocol is harmful because Thermocol releases poisonous gases on burning which cause or even death when inhaled. Thus, it is harmful to the environment.
Thermocol is an insulator because it contains no free electron. Materials that do not contain free electron is called an insulator. For example dry wood, plastic, Rubber, diamond, pure water, etc. all are insulators.
Free electron: An electron that is not bound with an atom is called a free electron.
Conductor: The material which contains free electrons is called the conductor. All metals, the human body, water, etc are an example of the conductor.