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vinyl acetate

noun, Chemistry
1.
a colorless, easily polymerized, water-insoluble liquid, C 4 H 6 O 2 , produced by the reaction of acetylene and acetic acid: used chiefly in the manufacture of plastics, films, paints, and adhesives.
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vinyl acetate

noun
1.
a colourless volatile liquid unsaturated ester that polymerizes readily in light and is used for making polyvinyl acetate. Formula: CH2:CHOOCCH3
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