A colourless gas, CH=CHCl, used in the manufacture of the plastic polyvinyl chloride
Vinyl chloride is the organochloride with the formula H2C=CHCl. It is also called vinyl chloride monomer, VCM or chloroethene. This colorless compound is an important industrial chemical chiefly used to produce the polymer polyvinyl chloride. About 13 billion kilograms are produced annually. Vinyl chloride is a gas with a sweet odor. It is highly toxic, flammable, and carcinogenic.
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A gas that has been used as an aerosol propellant and is the starting material for polyvinyl resins. Toxicity studies have shown various adverse effects, particularly the occurrence of liver neoplasms.
The numerical value of vinyl chloride in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of vinyl chloride in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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