Which of the following is a synthetic fiber?

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Updated on: September 25th, 2023

(A) Wool

(B) Linen

(C) Nylon

(D) Silk

Nylon is a synthetic fiber. Man-made fibers are known as synthetic fibers. They are produced by petrochemicals being chemically processed. Furniture, ropes, buckets, ships, and other household items are all made with synthetic fibers.

Types of Synthetic Fibers

  • The various varieties of synthetic fibers include rayon, polyester, nylon, acrylic, and plastic.
  • Natural fibers that come from plants and animals include silk, linen, and wool.
  • Fine filaments, known as fibers, can either be produced synthetically or naturally. Synthetic fibers, created by humans from chemical compounds, are used to create clothing and other useful items. 
  • These are created by the polymerization process. Semi-synthetic or fully synthetic fibers are both acceptable. 
  • Purely synthetic fibers like nylon, polyester, and acrylic are created of chemicals, whereas semi-synthetic fibers like rayon are made using natural polymers as the starting material.
  • Synthetic fibers are of four types, namely: (1) Rayon, (2) Nylon, (3) Polyester, (4) Acrylic


Which of the following is a synthetic fiber? (A) Wool (B) Linen (C) Nylon (D) Silk

Among the options available in the question, nylon is a synthetic fiber. Nylon is a man-made fiber that is produced by a chemical process. It is cheap but durable for a long time.

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