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chloroethene


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A gaseous compound, CH2:CHCl; r.d. 0.911; m.p. –153.8°C; b.p. –13.37°C. It is made by chlorinating ethene to give dichloroethane, then removing HCl:C2H4+Cl2 → CH2ClCH2Cl → CH2CHCl The compound is used in making PVC.

C2H4+Cl2 → CH2ClCH2Cl → CH2CHCl

Subjects: Chemistry.


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