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Polystyrene is a plastic that can be made into many products, which can be dense, or can be in the form of a low density foam, called Styrofoam.

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Q: What is the difference between polystyrene and Styrofoam?
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What is styrofoam cups made of?

Styrofoam... it's like polystyrene

What is the difference between styrofoam and glass?

All properties except the glassy state: Styrofoam is made of polystyrene, a solid with the random structure of a liquid. This is called a glassy state or a glas.

Is styrofoam plastic or paper?

Styrofoam, or polystyrene, is plastic.

What is the chemical compounds of styrofoam?

Styrofoam is a form of polystyrene - (C8H8)n.

What is the Results of Styrofoam as an alternative glue?

Styrofoam is an expanded polystyrene. It has no application as glue.

What elements make up styrofoam?

Styrofoam is made up of extruded polystyrene foam. Extruded polystyrene foam is also used in models and crafts, specifically architectural models.The primary ingredient is benzene.

Is Polystyrene a good thermal conductor?

No, it's not, though it's better than you might think if you equate polystyrene with Styrofoam. Styrofoam is made of polystyrene, but it's the trapped air that makes it such a good insulator.

Is styrofoam the same as polystyrene?

They are made from the same polymer, polystyrene. Usually polystyrene is clear, hard and rigid, for example in CD cases. However, styrofoam is created by blowing air through liquid polystyrene. The bubbles are locked in the polystyrene as it solidifies, giving the syrofoam used in packaging and cups. The reason it is compressible is because the air is compressed, rather than the hard, rigid polystyrene itself.

When was expanded polystyrene discovered?

The Styrofoam was invented in 1941.

What is the phase of a dispersed material in styrofoam?

liquid !!

What are the ingredients in a styrofoam cup?

Expanded polystyrene foam.

How do you spell pommecyrthere?

Do you mean polystyrene, otherwise known as styrofoam?