chloroethylene

chloroethene

[klawr-oh-eth-een, klohr-]
Also, chloroethylene [klawr-oh-eth-uh-leen, klohr-] .


Origin:
chloro-2 + ethene

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vinyl chloride

noun Chemistry.
a colorless, easily liquefied, flammable, slightly water-soluble gas, C 2 H 3 Cl, having a pleasant, etherlike odor: used in the manufacture of plastics, as a refrigerant, and in the synthesis of polyvinyl chloride and other organic compounds.
Also called chloroethene, chloroethylene.
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vinyl chloride
 
n
a colourless flammable gaseous unsaturated compound made by the chlorination of ethylene and used as a refrigerant and in the manufacture of PVC; chloroethylene; chloroethene. Formula: CH:CHCl

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vinyl chloride n.
A flammable gas used in the plastics industry as a monomer for polyvinyl chloride and suspected of being a potent carcinogen in humans.

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vinyl chloride  
A flammable gas used to make polyvinyl chloride. Chemical formula: C2H3Cl.
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