Definition of vinyl chloride in English:

Share this entry

vinyl chloride

noun

Chemistry
A colorless toxic gas used in the production of polyvinyl chloride and other commercially important polymers.
  • Chemical formula: CH2CHCl.
Example sentences
  • 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.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: vi·nyl chlo·ride

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.