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Parul S Kumar from MANAVA BHARATI INDIA INTL SCHOOL, asked a question
Subject: Science , asked on 12/4/13

why is rayon called as "artificial silk "?

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Krishnakoli Datta , Meritnation Expert added an answer, on 16/4/13

Rayon is a fiber produced from plant parts that resembles silk by both texture and look. For this reason rayon is known as artificial silk.

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Aanshi Jain From St. Joseph's Convent Sr Sec School, added an answer, on 6/7/12
2 helpful votes in Science

Silk is a natural fibre with a beautiful texture.It is expensive.Attempts at making a synthetic fibre with similar texture succeeded towardsthe end of 19 century when scientists made rayon..That is why it is called artificial silk.


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Saurav Chowdhury From Vivekananda Central School, added an answer, on 5/7/12
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Rayon is called artificial silk since it has properties of silk

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Akhil Kumar Donka From Delhi Public School, added an answer, on 18/7/12
4 helpful votes in Science

rayon is called artificial silk as it is cheaper than silk and can be woven like silk fibre.

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Nivedha From Jss Private School, added an answer, on 13/4/13
1 helpful votes in Science

rayon is called a artificial silk because it looks like silk ,feels like sik . But the starting of a rayon cloth  is made from wood pulp. This cloth is cheaper,can be worn in summers too..

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MEENATA From Salwan Public School, added an answer, on 14/7/12
1 helpful votes in Science

rayon has the characterstick of silk such as

it is lustouous

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Richa Shrivastava From Kendriya Vidyalaya, added an answer, on 21/7/12
118 helpful votes in Science

Rayon fibre is also known as "artificial silk" because it resembles all the properties of silk .

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Abhi From B G S International Public School, added an answer, on 10/7/12
3 helpful votes in Science

Rayon is obtained from wood pulp, but it has to go through extensive treating with chemicals. Therefore rayon is also called artificial silk.

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Lavisha From Indian Language School, added an answer, on 6/7/12
43 helpful votes in Science

 rayon is an artificial material but has the properties of silk thats why is called artificial silk.

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Ayman Mohammed From Sinhgad Spring Dale Public School, added an answer, on 7/7/12

rayon is as lustorous and attractive like silk thats why it is called artificial silk

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Deeksha From Delhi Public School, added an answer, on 10/7/12
22 helpful votes in Science

Rayon is called an artificial silk because it has almost all the features of a silk including its softness but only the difference is that rayon is much cheaper than the silk.

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