Degradation of plastics is due to swelling, loss of mechanical

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Degradation of plastics is due to swelling, loss of mechanical properties, softening, hardening, and spalling.

A. True

B. False

This question was addressed to me in an interview for internship.

The doubt is from Materials topic in division Materials of Corrosion Engineering

The correct option is A. True

The best explanation: Corrosion of plastics is not the same as that of metals. Corrosion of metals results in the dissolution of metal ions whereas corrosion or degradation of plastics is due to swelling, loss of mechanical properties, softening, hardening, and spalling.