Ask Questions, Get Answers

Want to ask us a question? Click here
Browse Questions
0 votes

Which of the following is the chief limitation of carbon fibers ?

$(a)\;\text{they reduce readily at temperatures 873-973 k} \\ (b)\;\text{they oxidise readily at temperatures 873-973 k} \\(c)\;\text{they oxidise readily at low temperatures } \\ (d)\;\text{they are non-reactive at room temperatures} $
Can you answer this question?

1 Answer

0 votes
The chief limitation of the carbon fibers is that they oxidize readily at temperatures between 873- 973 k especially in the presence of atomic oxygen.
However, a protective coating of silicon carbide is usually applied to prevent high temperature oxidation .
Hence b is the correct answer.
answered Mar 10, 2014 by meena.p
edited Mar 22, 2014 by balaji.thirumalai

Related questions

Ask Question
student study plans
JEE MAIN, CBSE, AIPMT Mobile and Tablet App
The ultimate mobile app to help you crack your examinations
Get the Android App