Vinyl chloride (chloroethylene) (C₂H₃Cl)

Vinyl chloride (chloroethylene) (C₂H₃Cl)

The monomer of PVC.

Chemistry

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The second member in the homologous series of straight-chain alkanes.

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Polymerised ethylene is known as polyethylene, a type of plastic.

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