# Bakelite is ?

$\begin {array} {1 1} (a)\;\text{addition polymer} & \quad (b)\;\text{elastomer} \\ (c)\;\text{Thermosetting} & \quad (d)\;\text{thermoplastic} \end {array}$

These polymers are very hard, infusible and have extensive cross links. Thermosetting is Relating to a compound that softens when initially heated, but hardens permanently once it has cooled. Thermosetting materials are made of long-chain polymers that cross-link with each other after they have been heated, rendering the substance permanently hard
Ans : (c)