Definition of vinyl chloride in English:

vinyl chloride

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noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
  • A colourless toxic gas used in the production of polyvinyl chloride and other commercially important polymers.
    • Chemical formula: CH2CHCl
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    • These are usually based on copolymers of vinyl acetate with vinyl chloride, acrylic or methacrylic esters or styrene, produced by addition polymerisation.
    • Polyvinyl chloride is a macromolecule that results from the free-radical polymerization of vinyl chloride.
    • After polyvinyl chloride is produced, vinyl chloride gas is trapped in the finished product and can escape.

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