What is Vinyl Chloride or PVC? - QS Study
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Poly Vinyl Chloride or PVC: If the mixture of ethyne & dry HCl is passed through mercuric chloride (HgC14) at 150°-200°C, vinyl chloride or chloroethene is produced by addition reaction. PVC is a thermoplastic material. PVC is a thermoplastic made of 57% chlorine and 43% carbon.

PVC is produced by heating of chloroethene at higher pressure in presence of organic peroxide e.g. tertiary butyl peroxide.