email@example.com (trangrriv) wrote in message
Rubber is elastomeric because of the crosslinks. You can tug on one
end of the sample, but the crosslinks won't let the molecules make
large scale, permanent deformations. If you can't get these large
scale deformations, the object will return to it's original shape.
"Rubber" and "resin" are not well defined scientific terms, unless you
are talking about "latex rubber". "Resin" is a nightmare with multiple
meanings. I try to avoid using the term at all, although you hear
others use it plenty.
I'd like to hear some opinions and develop a consensus about the word resin.
I am uncomfortable with the way the word is used and would like to hear good
definitions one may not find in a dictionary.
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