Comparison & Difference Between Asphalt, Bitumen and Tar
The following table shows the comparison & difference between asphalt, bitumen and tar.
|1. Existing state||Solid as a viscous liquid||Usually solid at normal temperature||Solid or semi-solid|
|2. Colour||Deep black||Dark black||Blackish brown|
|3. Effect on heating||Becomes less viscous on heating||Becomes liquid on heating||Burns with smoke and becomes plastic at 250 C|
|4. Adhesive Power||Very good||Good||Not much|
|5. Setting time||More as compared to bitumen and asphalt||Not much||Not much|
|6. Resistance to acid and water||Less||Good||Good|
|7. Carbon content||Most||More||Less|
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